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November 4-10, 2019

Kellie Thorn

  • Beverage Director, Empire State South, Atlanta, GA
  • BNIC Certified Cognac Educator

Participates In:

  • Bartenders Challenge     (view)

Kellie Thorn has always been drawn to the hospitality industry. Entering the restaurant industry over sixteen years ago and bartending for the last thirteen, Kellie, born in Atlanta and raised in various cities along the Southern coast, has received considerable critical recognition for her talents and skills.

 

2010, Kellie joined forces with star chef Hugh Acheson to open Empire State South, Acheson’s vibrant reimagination of traditional southern fare, to develop a creative program balanced by a reverent nod to the classics. Her success in this role led her to the position of Beverage Director for Acheson’s restaurants in 2013. Kellie is also a BNIC Certified Cognac Educator, passing the certification in Cognac, France in April 2015. Kellie also participated in and passed the reputed BAR Five Day program in New York, and in 2017, she was awarded the Les Dames D’Escoffier Legacy Award. Kellie is very involved in the local community, she is on the Advisory Council for Atlanta Food and Wine, and helps to organize annual charity events for Wholesome Wave Georgia and Community Farmer’s Market.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, and The AdFish Group, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.
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