Local Groups

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Local Groups are the heart and soul of Chefs Collaborative. Locals promote Chefs Collaborative’s mission and principles through a range of Member-led activities, including: collaborative dinners and fundraisers, field trips to local food businesses, hands-on workshops, speaking events, and networking events.

Find a Local group near you

Explore the map below, and click on the icons or on the name below to connect with a Local near you.

Interested in starting your own Local Group? Email us for more info!


Ohio River Valley (IN, KY, OH): chefs Justin Dean (Mad House Vinegar Co., Chefs Collaborative Board Member) & Stephen Williams (Bouquet Restaurant)


Boston, MA: chefs Chazz Alberti (Sodexo – Boston Children’s Hospital) & Larry Leibowitz (Bambolina Restaurant and Kokeshi)

Capital District, NY: chef Michael Blake (Yaddo)

New Hampshire: chefs Matt Louis (Moxy and The Franklin Oyster House) & Brendan Vesey (Joinery Restaurant)

New York City, NY: chef David Rashty (Tetsu)

Rhode Island: chefs Jake Rojas (Tallulah’s Taqueria) & Derek Wagner (Nicks on Broadway, Chefs Collaborative Board Member)


Atlanta, GA: chef Steven Satterfield (Miller Union) and pastry chef Ashley Auer (Cooks & Soldiers)

Charlotte, NC: chef Clark Barlowe (Heirloom Restaurant)

Knoxville, TN: chef Dave Thomasson (Farm-to-Griddle Crepes)

Sarasota, FL: chef Steve Phelps (Indigenous Restaurant) & Tracy Freeman (Edible Sarasota)


New Mexico: Stephanie Cameron (Edible Santa Fe)


Los Angeles, CA: chef Sammy Monsour (Preux and Proper and South City Fried Chicken)

Denver, CO: chefs Daniel Asher (River and Woods) & Kelly Whitaker (Basta, Cart-Driver)



Contact us: info@chefscollaborative.org.