Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie Creates 12 Days of Beardsmas to Make Gift-Giving as Easy as Firing up Your Laptop

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Limited quantities and value pricing on 12 packages allow food fans to buy private cooking lessons, a pig roast or dinner with Kevin, plus personalized books and more!

ATLANTA (Nov. 24, 2015) - This holiday season, forget about waiting in that long line at the mall to talk to the guy with the white whiskers. Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie’s own Red Beard Restaurants is offering one-stop shopping for 12 of the most unique gifts and one-of-a-kind experiences for every food lover on your gift list.

“Every year around the holidays, I get bombarded with emails from folks who have dined with us, all requesting gift options revolving around our restaurants,” explains Gillespie. “This year, instead of answering each email one by one, we decided to offer some cool gift ideas for people who love cooking and food as much as I do!”

Hence, the guy who has encountered diners showing up to his restaurants with doppelgänger Yukon Cornelius “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” dolls this time of year, has come up with the aptly named 12 Days of Beardsmas. Throughout the campaign, Chef Kevin will star in a new 15-second Beardsmas video daily beginning Nov. 30, featuring the deal of the day which is also posted on Gunshow's and Revival’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Starting Black Friday, online shoppers can log onto redbeardmerch.com and snap up cool, limited edition gifts including:

    Gunshow Guest Chef for a Day: Spend the day with Kevin and crew in your very own Gunshow apron, creating a dish to be served that night alongside the Glenwood Park restaurant’s critically acclaimed dim sum style dishes. You decide what you want to make, Kevin teaches you how, then watch as it becomes a selection on that night’s menu! Then, sit down to dinner with five of your favorite friends and take home a photo with the kitchen staff and personalized copies of Chef Kevin’s cookbooks, “Pure Pork Awesomeness” and “Fire In My Belly.” (Quantity: 2. Value: $10,000, Sale Price: $7,500)

    Terminus City BBQ Pig Roast: Kevin and crew show up and spend the day cooking a whole pig for you and 99 of your closest friends with all the trimmings, dessert and a cold keg of Chef Kevin’s favorite brew (Quantity: Limited, Restrictions: party must be within a three-hour drive of Atlanta. Value: $7,500, Holiday Gift Price: $6,000)

    Cooking Class at Home with Kevin: It’s just you two, Chef Kevin and crew, and three other couples learning how to make a four-course meal with Kevin. Then you sit down together and chat while you have dinner, family style. The host gets an apron, a Red Beard Restaurants bag and a photo op for the whole group with the chef and his crew. Each couple gets personalized cookbooks signed by Kevin. (Quantity: 3, Restrictions: Location must be within a two-hour drive of Atlanta. Value: $7,500, Holiday Gift Price: $5,000)

    Advance Season Tickets for 2016 Hired Guns Dinners: Be the first to grab up a pair of tickets for all six of the special guest chef dinners Chef Kevin is planning to host at Gunshow throughout 2016. Advance tickets include signed menus from each dinner and a photo op with Kevin and the crew; gratuity and alcohol not included. (Quantity: 20 pairs of season tickets, Value: $1000, Holiday Gift Price: $900)

    Kevin Gillespie Is Your Personal Chef: You decide the theme and the date and Chef Kevin and team will fly anywhere (but you’re responsible for the airfare) and cook for you and 11 guests, complete with beverage pairings, personalized cookbooks for each couple and a group photo op. One is already sold! (Quantity: 2, Value: $15,000, Holiday Gift Price: $9,999)

    Mixologist Class at Gunshow: Spend the afternoon learning cocktail secrets from award-winning Gunshow mixologist Mercedes O'Brien, complete with 4 drinks from the shaker, nibbles from the kitchen, plus a Gunshow shaker pint, Red Beard Restaurants bag and a set of recipe cards to take home. (Quantity: 90, Value: $120, Holiday Gift Price: $49)

    Personalized Cookbooks from Kevin: For a limited time, Chef Kevin will personalize a set of his “Pure Pork Awesomeness” and “Fire In My Belly” cookbooks and throw in his “Pure Pork Awesomeness” Lost Chapter plus a copy of “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey,” Kevin’s favorite book from chef and Hired Guns guest John Currence of Mississippi’s City Grocery.  All this inside a Red Beard Restaurants canvas tote bag. (Value: $120, Holiday Gift Price: $99)

During 12 Days of Beardsmas, Gunshow and Revival fans can also pick up great savings on bundles featuring Red Beard’s Delight Coffee and a set of Gunshow coffee mugs, a buy three, get one free T-shirt bundle of Revival, Gunshow, Pure Pork Awesomeness and Terminus City BBQ Ts, Chef Kevin’s own Gunpowder Finishing Salt, cutting boards, aprons, camo Gunshow koozies and more!

About Red Beard Restaurants
Red Beard Restaurants is the parent company that oversees Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie’s food and beverage ventures, including his restaurants Gunshow and Revival, his BBQ pop-up Terminus City and all of his merchandise. The management company allows Gillespie to set comprehensive standards to ensure smart expansion, offer more internal growth opportunities for his team members and provide consulting services to other food and beverage start-ups. With the 2015 establishment of Red Beard Restaurants, Gillespie is able to continue his day-to-day interactions with diners while also pursuing his creative visions and impacting the culinary landscape of the South. The company’s offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, call 404-380-1886 or visit redbeardrestaurants.com.


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