In one weekend, Taste of Atlanta brings together the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s food scene. From the hot new restaurants to down home favorites, from ethnic eateries to small gems that are off the beaten path – if it’s great food, you’ll find it at Taste of Atlanta!


The 11th  annual Taste of Atlanta returns to Tech Square in Midtown at Spring and 5th Street with over 80 confirmed restaurants and some of the best Chefs on Saturday, October 6th  and Sunday, October 7th.  Volunteers are the key to making this event a success.


We are seeking passionate, enthusiastic and committed culinary students to volunteer as Chef Assistants to during the 2012 Taste of Atlanta.  Chef Assistants will gain hands on-culinary experience and work with local chefs or restaurants throughout the day as they prepare and serve their tastes at the event.


Taste of Atlanta is an excellent opportunity to network with local chefs and restaurants and people from around the world!


Chefs and restaurants participating in the festival include:

Ford Fry of JCT. Ktichen, no. 246

Ron Eyester of Rosebud and The Family Dog

Archna Becker, Bhojanic

Joey Riley, Kaleidoscope

Shane Touhy, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Frank Ski’s, Ray’s Restaurants, Iberian Pig, Gordon Biersch
And many more!


Chef Assistants Rewards:


All Chef Assistants will receive the following after completing a minimum of one five hour shift:

  • 2 General Admission Wristbands for you and a guest to enjoy the Taste of Atlanta (does not include Taste Coupons).  Taste Coupons can be purchased in increments of 5 for $5.
  • Taste of Atlanta Ambassador Apron
  • Taste of Atlanta Ambassador Credentials
  • Thank you letter


Chef Assistants Shifts:

Chef’s Assistants are needed on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th between 9:30am and 6pm (5 hour shifts).  Each Chef’s Assistant should be able to commit to a five hour shift and attend an Orientation at Le Cordon Bleu  on September 25th from 5pm – 6pm.

Chef’s Assistants will be assigned to a restaurant once you check in for your shift.  You will be assigned based on the restaurant’s needs at that time.

Chef Assistant Application:

 If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and submit the following online application 2012 Taste of Atlanta Chef Assistant ApplicationApplication deadline is Wednesday, September 19, 2012.


If you have any questions, please contact Qualena Odom-Royes, CSEP, CMP at  or 404-566-4725.


Thank you.