Speaker

Linton Hopkins

Linton Hopkins
Atlanta native Linton Hopkins opened Restaurant Eugene on Peachtree Road in 2004 to quick national acclaim. He competed on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” is a three-time James Beard Award Nominee, including 2010, and was crowned one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in 2009. He is also proprietor of Holeman & Finch Public House and H&F Bread Company and the soon to open H&F Bottle Shop.

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.