Anne Quatrano is a James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur in Atlanta, Georgia.

Anne Quatrano
Born(1959-01-31)January 31, 1959
EducationUniversity of Vermont, California Culinary Academy
Home townFairfield, Connecticut
Spouse(s)Clifford Harrison
Culinary career
Websitehttp://www.starprovisions.com/

Early life and careerEdit

Quatrano was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut but spent summers on her mother's family farm near Cartersville, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Quatrano worked in restaurant management before enrolling at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.[1][2]

In culinary school, Quatrano was influenced by the California cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area, and she apprenticed for Judy Rodgers. She also met her husband and business partner, Clifford Harrison, a fellow culinary school student.[1][3]

After culinary school, Quatrano and Harrison moved to New York City, where they worked together in several restaurants, including Le Petite Ferme, Grolier, and Conrad's Bar & Grill.[1][4]

Summerland, Bacchanalia, and Star ProvisionsEdit

In 1992, Quatrano and Harrison moved to Georgia, taking ownership of Quatrano's family farm, named Summerland. In 1993, they opened their own restaurant, Bacchanalia, in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, serving contemporary American cuisine with ingredients from the Summerland farm.[3][5]

In 1995, Quatrano and Harrison were recognized among Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs.[6]

In 1998, Quatrano and Harrison opened a more casual restaurant, Floataway Café, in a former industrial neighborhood of the same name in northeast Atlanta.[7]

In 1999, Bacchanalia moved to a new location in the Westside Provisions District of Atlanta, and Quatrano and Harrison opened an adjacent grocery store, Star Provisions. Bacchanalia and Star Provisions moved to a new building a mile away in 2017.[8][3]

In 2003, Quatrano and Harrison won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast.[9]

Other venturesEdit

In 2013, Quatrano published a cookbook, Summerland, with chapters dedicated to seasonal celebrations, from Thanksgiving to engagement tea parties.[10][11]

Quatrano is a member of the James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees and in 2018, she was the chair of the James Beard Awards Committee that made changes to the voting process and encouraged voters to consider whether the nominees deserve to be role models.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Chef Anne Quatrano of Star Provisions - Biography". StarChefs. July 2012.
  2. ^ DeLathouder, Jeanne (October 26, 2016). "Down to Earth: Anne Quatrano". Victoria Magazine.
  3. ^ a b c Bainbridge, Julia (June 1, 2017). "Anne Quatrano: The queen of Atlanta fine dining". Atlanta Magazine.
  4. ^ Scholem, Richard (February 9, 1992). "New Restaurants Belie the Blues". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Miller, Bryan (February 1, 1995). "Cooking Up a Storm in Atlanta". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Best New Chef All-Stars 2013". Food & Wine. July 2013.
  7. ^ Kelley, Collin (April 25, 2014). "Businesses thrive in the Floataway Community". Atlanta INtown. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Fuhrmeister, Chris (March 1, 2017). "Star Provisions and Bacchanalia Will Move to Their New Home on April 1". Eater Atlanta.
  9. ^ Swanson, Stevenson (May 14, 2003). "Star grazing". Chicago Tribune.
  10. ^ Forbes, Paula (October 8, 2013). "First Look: Anne Quatrano's Summerland Cookbook". Eater.
  11. ^ Quatrano, Anne Stiles (2013). Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality. Random House Incorporated. ISBN 9780847841318.
  12. ^ Godoy, Maria (January 5, 2018). "James Beard Awards Urge Voters To Consider Both Cuisine And Character". NPR.