Springer Mountain Farms Recognizes Chef Rebecca Barron With Celebrate The Chef Award

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Chef Rebecca Barron, executive chef of St. John’s Restaurant in Chattanooga, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer Springer Mountain Farms, the Celebrate the Chef Award. The award is presented to a select handful of chefs that demonstrate culinary excellence, consistency in the dining experience and a commitment to the use of fresh and local ingredients.

0001pt;"> 

“The Celebrate the Chef award is given to only those chefs that prove their great talent not only through food excellence and great customer service in their restaurants, but just as importantly through their commitment to community, exhibited in the events they participate in outside of the restaurant,” said Dale Faunce, Springer Mountain Farms marketing director.

 

St. John’s Restaurant is located in the restored St. John’s Hotel building. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, the flatiron building evolved over years and was almost condemned in the 1990s. Today, St. John’s Restaurant and St. John’s Meeting Place call the building home along with a variety of businesses and luxury apartments. 

 

A native of Milwaukee, Wisc., Chef Barron has always loved the kitchen as the sounds, people, food and way of life enchanted her from an early age.  She began cooking professionally at The Walden Club in 2002, and moved on to Hiroshi’s and Table 2. During Ms. Barron’s four years at Table 2, her hard work earned her both sous and pastry chef under executive chef Eric Taslimi. While at Table 2, she learned an appreciation for farm to table cooking and the importance of fresh ingredients.

 

“It was an honor to be selected represent Springer Mountain Farms,” Ms. Barron said. “I’ve been working alongside of them this past year, and it’s been nothing short of a great product. And, they are so much fun to work with!”

 

In 2011, realizing she had more to learn, Ms. Barron sought work under James Beard Award nominee Chef Daniel Lindley. Cooking under Mr. Lindley for three years, Ms. Barron honed her creativity and eventually took over as executive chef. Ms. Barron strives to refine and improve her cuisine each night, believing that high quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients are essential for creating dishes that are clean, simple and delicious.




Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Opening At Former Site Of Fox And Hound; Lupi's Doubles Downtown Space

A new barbeque restaurant is opening in Chattanooga. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q is located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., Suite #150. The old Fox and Hound restaurant in front of the Shoppes of Hamilton Place was razed for the new building that the Birmingham-based restaurant chain has built.   This will be the 41 st  restaurant that Jim ‘N Nick's management has opened, ... (click for more)

Fulin’s Asian Cuisine To Open At Cambridge Square

Fulin’s Asian Cuisine, a family owned upscale Asian concept, will open a 3,000 square foot restaurant at Cambridge Square in 2019. Evan Chen and Ashlee Anderson of  Fulin’s in Cleveland will oversee operations at Cambridge Square. Cambridge Square is a mixed-use development located in Ooltewah, just off I-75’s exit 11. Family-owned and operated, Fulin’s has been serving ... (click for more)

Karen Saxton, 64, Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 58 on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Karen Saxton, 64. Chattanooga Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to the wreck in the 5900 block of Highway 58.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Allen Dickerson in the northbound lane and the Saxton vehicle in the southbound lane. Police said ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: On Saving A Soul

Not so long ago a top writer for the Washington Post was going through some of President Ronald Reagan’s papers and, among those his wife Nancy cherished, the Post’s Karen Tumulty happened to come across a deeply-moving letter. Four pages and written by his hand, it was a heartfelt message written by the president to his wife Nancy’s father in August of 1982. President Reagan ... (click for more)