Kevin Gillespie

Chef Kevin Gillespie

Atlanta and the surrounding areas are big time foodie destinations, and Chef Gillespie plays quite the part. The author and former “Top Chef” contestant is founder of Red Beard Restaurants, which oversees his own restaurant concepts, and offers consulting services to other start-ups. His current crop of acclaimed restaurants include Gunshow, Revival, and Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger. The latter can be found in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Gillespie’s most recent offerings are Ole Reliable in the Georgia Pacific Building and Cold Beer located on the Atlanta BeltLine. He talks with Richard Lenz and Jon Waterhouse about his rise in the food biz, its challenges and more.