Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta, GA

March 21- 24, 2024

Saturday Savor ~ Georgia Food + Wine Festival *21 & over event*

Saturday ~ March 23, 2024

• 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: JIM R. MILLER PARK ~ 2245 CALLAWAY ROAD
MARIETTA, GEORGIA

An unbelievable afternoon of sumptuous food and drink, with some of Georgia’s best chefs, restaurants and more offering a variety of delicious bites.  Tickets include a souvenir wine glass for unlimited beverage tastings of wine, beer and spirits, along with 10 culinary credits (5 Tokens) good towards purchase of gourmet bites and plates from a variety of restaurants and specialty food companies. Samples from the culinary and beverage tasting stages will be available for the first 50 people seated in attendance at the Georgia Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo Stage. Several live music stages, presented by Superior Plumbing and Superior Cooling & Heating. will be located throughout the festival. Check out the Audi Marietta display tent, stroll the artisan market and Georgia Grown Member Village with an assortment of unique items showcasing food products, handmade gifts, artwork, and more.  Make sure you check out the Silent Auction as well, with ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITTING SAFEPATH CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

**If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact:  HanaLaine.Safepath@cobbcounty.org

Tickets per person:  $99 March/Gate
  • Your ticket includes an exclusive GF+WF souvenir glass, access to our artisan market, live music, celebrity chef demonstrations and 400+ beverage tastings from our spirits, wine and beer participants, as well as the Bubbles & Brews.
Event Type: Indoor/Outdoor, Rain or shine.
Attire & Info: Casual attire, 21 years and over.

This event will also feature the Cobb Bubbles & Brews Alley, presented by Cobb Travel & Tourism

Cobb breweries and distilleries can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or click here.

“Georgia Celebrity Chef Stage”

Sponsored by Publix

Georgia’s most celebrated chefs will present cooking demonstrations throughout the day, with demo recipe tasting bites for the first 50 people in attendance.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

1st Demo: 1:15 – 2:00pm ~

2nd Demo: 2:15 – 3:00pm ~ Chef Jernard Wells

  Jernard Wells is an award-winning TV host, celebrity chef, and bestselling cookbook author. He is the host of New Soul Kitchen and New Soul Kitchen Remix on CLEO TV and is best known from numerous Food Network shows. Wells is also a contributor on The Best Things I Ever Ate on Cooking Channel and Food Fantasies on Oprah Winfrey Network. He has worked with Tyler Perry, TV One founder Cathy Hughes, NBA Allstar Brandon Ingram, Tom Joyner, Bobby Brown, and Bel Biv Devoe, to name a few. He has been featured on/in TODAYPeople magazine, The Steve Harvey Morning ShowRickey Smiley Morning Show, ESSENCEDaily Blast Live, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, HLN, and more. The James Beard House Honored Chef is a 2-time Telly Award winner and Taste Award winner. Wells is affectionately called “The Family Chef.”  

3rd Demo: 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm ~ Matthew & Tia Raiford

Chef & Farmer = CheFarmer Matthew Raiford for the past decade has been working on his own family farm as the sixth generation to be farming land that has been in his family since 1874.  Matthew has worked to make it a mission to work alongside farmers and chefs to bridge the gap between the seed and the table.  Matthew has had the opportunity also put to work the seed to table process not just in Georgia but also in Whidbey Island in Washington State, Berkely California with Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard. Matthew has worked on opening chef teams for large hotels, the Executive Chef at the House of Representatives, and Program Coordinator for the Culinary Arts Program at the College of Coastal Georgia. Matthew also attended the UC Santa Cruz the (CASFS) Center for AgroEcology and Sustainable Food System where theory meets the soil. CheFarmer Matthew uses the learnings from the CASFS program to help further the idea of what it takes to create a regenerative-sustainable food system. It takes pollinators like bees and bats, ensuring the soil is being treated as a living organism and ensuring that no matter where the land is located that is constantly being feed.

Tia Raiford ~ As a self-proclaimed ‘First Generation Northerner’, Tia’s exploration of food began at a young age, as she cooked alongside her mother and grandmother. Tia formalized her culinary education with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. As a professional chef, Tia has cooked in some of the country’s top kitchens, including New York City’s Oceana and Gramercy Tavern, leading to a highpoint role in her career as Senior Executive Chef at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. In 2006, she moved to Philadelphia to serve as the Campus Executive Chef at the University of Pennsylvania, which ultimately led her to a career changing role, building culinary and educational programs and experiences under the guidance of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program as Culinary Director for Vetri Community Partnership, led by James Beard Award recipient Chef Marc Vetr.

Georgia Grown Chef Stage

1:15~ 

2:30 ~ 

Official Music Sponsors:
Superior Plumbing & Superior Cooling & Heating

Main Stage ~ 1:00-4:00 Scott Thompson & Brother Mojo

Get ready to have the time of your life! Scott Thompson and Brother Mojo , will have you moving and grooving all night long. This 8 man band knows all of your favorites; from Jazz to Funk, Blues to Soul and Rock and Roll; these guys love to have a good time. Scott’s smooth, textured vocals combine with guitars, horns and a rhythm section to create an unparalleled Big Band sound that will have you out of your seat and hoping the night never ends.

Plaza ~ 1:00-4:00  Lance and Wes Duo  

Incorporating a variety of styles and influences from every genre of music from rock and blues to country, Lance Price has been bringing his signature guitar and vocal sounds to the Atlanta music scene for the past ten years. Whether playing dazzling melodic lines on his electric guitar with a band or delivering a powerful solo performance on his acoustic guitar, Lance brings a blend of sonic alchemy to a gig that commands attention.

Official Grocer 

Restaurant Participants

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

Beverage Participants

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

Official Wine
Official Scotch
Official Bourbon
Official Tequila
Official Vodka

Master Spirits provider: Beam Suntory

“Cobb Bubbles & Brews Alley”, presented by Cobb Travel & Tourism

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)