CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte chef is taking her culinary skills on a national tour. 


What You Need To Know

  • Chef Lisa Brooks is going on a 12-city national tour starting in July
  • Brooks picked some of the cities from suggestions from followers on her social media channels 
  • The Joy of the Feast Tour will feature pop-up dinners and the locations will be announced on social media 24 hours before the event 

Chef Lisa Brooks, the executive chef and CEO of Heart and Soul Personal Chef Services, is going on a 12-city tour. She is hitting major cities including

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VICTORIA —
A chef on a cross-Canada tour is trying to help pioneer a new culinary frontier, despite restrictions on serving cannabis.

Travis Petersen has partnered with Russell Hendrix Restaurant Equipment and Supplies to teach an introduction to culinary cannabis.

The course, open to culinary professionals, teaches its students about the different parts of the plant, safety practices and methods for creating extractions.

Five students attended the class Thursday night in Victoria, the first stop in the tour of 10 Canadian cities.

“It’s a food for healing,” says attendee Nelles Shackleton.

“I thought it would be brownie cookies and stuff

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After six years, award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan will permanently close his original Ravenna restaurant, Salare, on July 3. Jordan made the announcement on Instagram, expressing appreciation for the enormously successful run, which included a James Beard Award win and numerous critical raves, but noting that the challenges of the pandemic over the past year eventually led to the difficult decision. “We did everything possible to overcome the hurdles, but I felt like I had lost my own voice for a moment,” he wrote. “Once the pandemic hit I knew that something huge had to happen in order for

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COURTESY CHEF LISA BROOKS
Charlotte-based executive chef Lisa Brooks kicks off Joy of the Feast culinary tour July 13 in Atlanta. The tour closes Aug. 26-27 in Charlotte.

Chef Lisa Brooks is hitting the road.

The Charlotte-based executive chef and CEO of Heart & Soul personal chef services kicks off her first culinary tour, “Joy of the Feast” on July 13 in Atlanta. The 12-stop tour runs through August, concluding with two pop-up dinners on Aug. 26 and 27 in Charlotte. Guests will find out the location 24

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CHARLOTTE, NC, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chef Lisa Brooks, Executive Chef and CEO of Heart & Soul personal chef services, announces her first culinary tour, Joy of the Feast. On tour, Chef Lisa and a team of nationally known and rising women chefs will share her signature Lowcountry coastal cuisine and fine dining experience. The exclusive dinner events will occur in 12 select cities across the county this summer, with each venue remaining a surprise to attendees until 24 hours in advance of the event. Guests can expect to dine like royalty during an intimate dinner party on

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The inaugural St. Augustine Food and Wine Festival will showcase culinary arts, beverages and culture in the Nation’s Oldest City this weekend.

The event will host celebrity chefs, such as Maneet Chauhan, as well as winemakers, local chefs, artisans and have plenty of local craft spirits/beers.

The festival kicks off Thursday night with the World Gold Hall of Fame Winemaker’s Dinner.

“The most important part about food is not forgetting where you’ve come from and celebrating where you have arrived at,” Chauhan said. “And I think that is what the cuisine of St. Augustine is —

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