Enjoy brunch in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen with Executive Chef Mark Alba and Executive Pastry Chef Lindsay Davis from The Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails and Aveline Bar, Lounge & Patio. Glean cooking tips from the chefs and sample four of their tasty recipes with coffee, tea or a signature cocktail.
Executive Chef Mark Alba is obsessed with fine ingredients and the ongoing evolution of cooking techniques. With more than 2 decades of experience in the kitchen, he is an enthusiastic and thoughtful leader who approaches each dish with curiosity, working to emphasize fresh, local flavors and giving his careful attention to every detail. This focus makes him exceptionally well-suited to cooking for all of our guests, but particularly those with dietary restrictions, as he shapes their dishes to accommodate their needs while still satisfying their hunger for a memorable meal.
Mark Alba, The Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails and Aveline Bar, Lounge & Patio
Before joining us, Chef Alba served as executive chef of some of Atlanta’s most beloved and noteworthy restaurants, including 5Church, The Optimist, STK, and JCT Kitchen. He also brings a wealth of experience working on private and semi-private events, thanks to stints leading the kitchens at The St. Regis Hotel and Legendary Events. He earned his degree in Criminal Justice at Louisiana State University, but ultimately, he couldn’t resist the call of the kitchen, and returned to the city of his birth to study Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Atlanta. After graduation, he steadily climbed the ladder of the city’s dining scene, including roles as sous chef at the Hotel Nikko (now The Grand Hyatt) and James Beard Award winner Canoe.
Chef Alba grew up in Baton Rouge, where his love for cooking took hold while helping his mother in the kitchen. Today, he also enjoys cooking for his wife and kids and spending time with them both in and out of the kitchen. A lover of smooth jazz, he is also an avid fan of Formula One racing and fascinated by exotic cars. He is proud to bring his lifetime of cooking experience and his love of ingredients to Hartley.
Lindsey Davis, Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails and Aveline Bar, Lounge & Patio
Chef Lindsey Davis serves as the Head Pastry Chef at the Kimpton Shane Hotel in Midtown, Atlanta, Ga. After studying Baking, Pastry Arts & Food Service Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University, Chef Lindsey began her career as a Pastry Cook at Alon’s Bakery and became a Pastry Chef at Lazy Betty a few years later. Now, with 12+ years of collective experience creating delicious (and gorgeous) desserts, she brings her pastry expertise to The Kimpton Shane’s food and beverage concepts; Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails and Aveline Cocktail Bar and Lounge. Chef Lindsey brings creative flavor profiles and unique designs to the wide array of desserts she dreams up – and she has a passion for sharing the joy they bring!
Schedule: Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. – noon
Fee: $80 (Member $75)
Deadline: April 25
Instructor: Chef Mark Alba & Chef Lindsay Davis
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