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Karl Worley

Biscuit Love Brunch

Chef Karl Worley grew up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, where he learned to cook from his grandfather in Bristol, Tennessee. He received his culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University in 2010. After spending time in the kitchens of Rioja in Denver, he further developed his passion for sustainable agriculture and farm-to-table restaurants while working for the Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, NC. Through sourcing top quality seasonal ingredients, he is known for creating delicious dishes that honor the deep-rooted traditions of the South.

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What is your ultimate comfort food?Cold fried chicken with watermelon and plenty of Southern salads... brings me back to my childhood!If you weren't a chef, what would you be?a Farmer... I love working with food.What three things are always in your pantry?Tabasco... for everything Anson Mills Grits... because they are the best! Rancho Gordo Pinto Beans... when I yearn for Southern AppalachiaIf you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?Edna Lewis. To cook and see the world and her experiences the way she sees it would be an amazing experience!