MOBILE, Ala., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitchen on George is pleased to announce the recent hire of Executive Chef Bryan M. Cates. Most recently Cates served as executive chef at Bellini's Ristorante and Bar in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to that, Cates was executive chef at Basico in Charleston, S.C. Additionally, Cates gleaned valuable experience at the nationally acclaimed Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham where he served as line cook under Executive Chef and founder Chris Hastings.
"Chef Cates brings a fresh, innovative cooking style, and his passion for locally-sourced ingredients aligns perfectly with our farm-to-table philosophy and commitment to regional, seasonal fare," says General Manager Mallory McGowan. "We are looking forward to the delicious additions he will bring to the menu."
Garnering a variety of accolades over his years in the culinary scene, Cates was named 2015's Limehouse Citrus Celebration Winner for the Best Citrus Dish which was showcased in Local Palate. Cates has demonstrated his culinary skills in events such as the James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market in New York City and the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, both in 2015.
"I am proud to join the team here at such a well-established and well-loved restaurant as Kitchen on George," says Cates, who is a graduate of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charleston. "I am looking forward to developing local, seasonal menus for diners to enjoy, and to contributing to the ever-growing Mobile food scene."
Situated in Mobile's Oakleigh Garden Historic District neighborhood at 351A George St., Kitchen on George's commitment to locally sourced and seasonally inspired cuisine has proven popular among its diners. Since opening five years ago, the restaurant has been honored with numerous awards including the OpenTable 2014 Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America and is currently rated the no. 1 restaurant in Mobile on TripAdvisor. Additionally, Kitchen on George has won numerous first place awards for the past five consecutive years from Lagniappe Magazine's reader-voted Nappie Awards.
About Kitchen on George
Located in Mobile, Ala., Kitchen on George features locally sourced and seasonal American dining. Kitchen on George supports Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. www.kitchenongeorge.com
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