Nashville has been featured in nearly every form of media as of late. The city is receiving an abundance of recognition for anything from art to the job market to the restaurant industry. The most recent nod from the media falls into the latter category. Roderick Bailey, chef and owner of Silly Goose in East Nashville, won the Southeast category of Food & Wine magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef competition.
Bailey was in the running against nine other chefs from the Southeast, including Nashville’s own Matt Lackey of Flyte World Dining & Wine. Some of the other competitors were Steven Satterfield of Atlanta’s Miller Union and Andy Ticer and Michael Hurdman from Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy in Memphis.
For more information about the competitors—and to read about the national winner, Brendan McGill of Hitchcock in Bainbridge Island, Washington, visit the Food & Wine website.