Chef, food advocate, TV personality, and culinary innovator and restaurateur Hugh Acheson has a lot on his plate.
Chef Acheson believes that every choice we make – from the food we eat, where it comes from and how we prepare it – has a lasting impact on our children and the world they will inherit.
A staunch supporter of No Kid Hungry, Hugh is quickly becoming a leading voice on ending child hunger in America. In his 2017 address to the National Governors Association, Hugh’s impassioned plea brought attention and possible solutions to the very real problem of poverty in America.
Hugh’s own organization, Seed Life Skills, has revitalized home-ec with a curriculum offering real life skills including sewing, personal finance, and growing and cooking food.
With numerous successful restaurants across Georgia, Chef Acheson knows how to build and lead a team. Carefully staffing and training each position, his belief in teamwork is a result of sharing his visions, responsibilities, and success with each of his employees.
Winner of two James Beard Foundation Awards, Food & Wine’s ‘Best Chef,’ and Head Start’s Healthy Living Ambassador, Hugh Acheson made a name for himself transforming southern cooking, merging staples of the South with the flavors of Europe into his signature style. Partnered with Live Nation, Hugh is involved with bringing locally sourced produce, responsibly raised meats, and vegetarian options to venues and events.