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TOMORROWWORLD ANNOUNCES FIRST CHEF PARTNERSHIP WITH TOP CHEF FINALIST KEVIN GILLESPIE FOR EXCLUSIVE “TOMORROW’S TABLE” DINING EXPERIENCE
Offerings include festival’s first sit-down restaurant featuring hybrid menus from Gillespie’s hit Atlanta restaurants, takeout concept, and intimate 10-course VIP dinner
ATLANTA (July 30, 2015) – TomorrowWorld—America’s largest 21+ music festival—announced its first chef partnership in conjunction with Red Beard Restaurants, the group created and owned by one of Atlanta’s hottest chefs, celebrated author and Top Chef finalist, Kevin Gillespie. The partnership will serve up an assortment of exclusive dining experiences headlined under Tomorrow’s Table to festivalgoers this September 25-27 in Chattahoochee Hills, GA.
Tomorrow’s Table will focus on three key elements throughout the weekend:
- The music festival’s first sit-down restaurant experience, which will overlook the Main Stage and feature a new, fresh seasonal menu per day themed to one of Gillespie’s marquee restaurant concepts (traditional whole-hog barbecue Terminus City, award-winning restaurant Gunshow, and his newest Southern upscale eatery, Revival);
- A similarly-themed takeaway picnic basket service
- And an intimate, seated 10-course dinner cooked and served by Gillespie and friends on Saturday night of the festival.
“Music and food together are a natural fit,” said Chef Kevin Gillespie. “They both serve to enliven your spirit and bring people together in communion. Our team could not be more excited about being a part of such a wonderful event.”
“We pride ourselves on bringing together tastes from around the globe to the TomorrowWorld experience,” said Jamie Reilly, project director of TomorrowWorld. “Showcasing local flavor is a huge part of that, so partnering with Chef Kevin Gillespie and Red Beard Restaurants was a natural fit for expanding TomorrowWorld’s food offerings.”
Tomorrow’s Table sample menus for the sit-down restaurant and takeaway picnic baskets follow.
Terminus City Friday: featuring traditional Southern BBQ
Chopped whole hog BBQ
Pulled BBQ chicken
Smoked Mushroom “BBQ” with Alabama White BBQ Sauce (Vegetarian)
Shaker Style Coleslaw
Heritage Baked Beans
Southern Revival Potato Salad
Gunshow Saturday: a culinary journey of tastes and flavors from throughout the world.
Featuring dishes inspired by regional America, Southeast Asia, Northern Europe, Central America and more
Revival Sunday: traditional style Sunday supper
Revival Fried Chicken
Grass-Fed Beef and Pork Meatloaf wrapped in Bacon
Mushroom and Farro Cabbage Dumpling (Vegetarian)
Fried Silver Corn
Smoked Local Greens
Field Peas and Butterbeans in Sweet Cream Butter and Dill
Beyond the sit-down experience (reservations required), takeaway picnic basket service will be provided each day, with baskets based on each menu’s theme. Chef Gillespie will also cook and host an intimate, seated 10-course VIP dinner inside the restaurant overlooking the Main Stage on Saturday, Sept. 26th.
To make sitdown reservations for Tomorrow’s Table and the VIP dinner with Chef Gillespie, including press ticket inquiry, visit and stay tuned to tomorrowworld.com/chefkevin. More information will become available shortly.
TomorrowWorld places a huge emphasis on the culinary experience, with the festival’s full slate of food offerings to be announced shortly. Cuisine will be inspired from around the globe and feature Southern BBQ, Italian, sushi, Mexican offerings, an Australian bakery, a dedicated health-foods focus (e.g. green juices, smoothies and salads), and even a Belgian corner with Belgian waffles, fries, meatballs and a full-scale Belgian Beer Café. Earlier this year, TomorrowWorld also introduced Breakfast Beats, where guests can enjoy morning cocktails and breakfast in the festival’s popup camping city DreamVille while a different DJ performs each morning.
The third chapter of the festival, coined ‘The Key To Happiness,’ will take place September 25-27 on 8,000 acres of rolling hills and lush woodlands outside of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills, GA.
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Notes for editors:
A press photo of Chef Kevin Gillespie can be found here (Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee): https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrrgyet0v009509/gunshow_portraits_color_0014.jpg?dl=0
The press credential application for TomorrowWorld 2015 is now available here:
The TomorrowWorld 2014 aftermovie can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIVRWl9qgtA
For tickets and additional information on TomorrowWorld, please visit www.tomorrowworld.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@TomorrowWorld).
TomorrowWorld is an annual 3-day music festival (and 5-day camping experience) nestled within 8,000 acres in Chattahoochee Hills (Atlanta), Georgia. Sister to the renowned Tomorrowland festival held in Boom, Belgium, the third incarnation of the international music phenomenon known for mind-blowing décor across 9 stages, massive artist line-ups, and luxury camping experiences, will be held on September 25th, 26th and 27th. As the largest 21-plus music festival in the world, TomorrowWorld welcomed 160,000 visitors from 75 different countries through its doors and contributed $94 million of economic activity to the Atlanta area in 2014. TomorrowWorld invites guests to discover ‘The Key To Happiness’ this coming September.
About Chef Kevin Gillespie
Chef Kevin Gillespie's true passion lies in incorporating fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. After graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Atlanta, the Georgia native worked in top restaurants in Atlanta and Oregon before opening his first restaurant, Gunshow, in May 2013. In July 2015, Gillespie opened his second restaurant, Revival, in Decatur, Georgia, which is a fresh take on the traditional, family-style Sunday dinner, with a focus on farm-raised and artisan-prepared ingredients. Gillespie was one of the three finalists on the sixth season of Bravo’s“Top Chef” and was voted “fan favorite.” He was named a 2015 semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: South award and had been a semi-finalist for the Rising Star Chef of the Year award for three consecutive years, nominated for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef and named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for his outstanding accomplishments in the restaurant industry. As a rising young culinary star who was bringing more than just good food to the table, Gillespie was named one of Mother Nature Network’s top “40 Chefs Under 40” in November 2009 for linking farms to forks and promoting better health for people and the planet. In February 2010, he was honored as one of Gayot.com’s “Top Five Rising Chefs.” In 2014, Gunshow earned the seventh spot on GQ magazine’s list of “12 Most Outstanding Restaurants” and was honored as one of 12 restaurants on Esquire magazine’s “Best New Restaurants of 2014” list. Gillespie released Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World in March 2015, a follow-up cookbook to Fire in My Belly, which was selected as a James Beard Award Finalist. Gillespie is a member of Slow Food Atlanta, Southern Foodways Alliance, Chefs Collaborative, Community Farmers Markets Chefs Advisory Board, Georgia Organics and the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Southern Barbecue. For more information, please visit chefkevingillespie.com.