Hopkins is committed to celebrating the rich bounty of Georgia farms through his meticulous and loving house-made preparations of natural meats and fresh, local produce. He is a founder of the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, a member of Georgia Organics chef’s advisory committee, the Atlanta Local Foods Initiative, and Food & Wine Magazine’s Grow for Good campaign. Hopkins is also currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He, along with his wife Gina, have been active leaders and volunteers with their children’s public school, E. Rivers Elementary. They wrote the wellness plan for the school, developed a celebrity fruit and vegetable of the month program, co-founded the first organic garden in an Atlanta Public School and created an afterschool Culinary Garden Club.