It is no secret that when it comes to COVID-19 impact, it has hit the restaurant industry and dining community across the nation, harder than most. With that in mind The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival felt a responsibility to not only monetarily help the community but also shed some light and positivity on a situation that has recently been quite bleak. Just like the rest of us, AFWF has pivoted their plan for this years event offering virtual chef seminars and socially-distanced dinners, brunches and lunches starting Sept. 10 through Sept. 19—with 100% of the proceeds from chef seminars going back to the chefs and 70% of dining events going towards restaurants. Safely experience Atlanta’s homegrown chef talent from our favorite restos including Lazy Betty, AIX, Buttermilk Kitchen, Tiny Lou’s, TWO Urban Licks, Empire State South and more. Brett Friedman, CEO of Agency 21 Consulting involved with AFWF says, “COVID-19 has had a life-altering impact on the restaurant community that has helped build this festival to internationally known status over the last 10 years.” He continues, “We are leveraging our platform to drive business and revenue back to them as a show of solidarity for our partners and friends.” As we all should in times like these—stand in solidarity of communities and good food.
Photography by: Courtesy of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival