The Top 10 Chefs You Need To Know In Birmingham, Alabama

New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country.

Birmingham just so happens to be the hometown of our very favorite fictional chef Janette Desautel on HBO’s Treme (although, if you asked, we’re sure she’d identify as a New Orleans native), so we thought we’d see which other culinary stars might be lurking in Alabama’s largest city. Have you heard of this Hot and Hot Fish Club guy?

  • MichaelHansen

    I love the 7 out of 10 that I have been to! Birmingham’s food scene is SO much more than the deserving Stitt and Hastings. Don’t forget about Chef Haller Magee and Satterfield’s Restaurant! Lots of info out there about them/him, so I’ll just post some links where you can read up. (about their awesome bartender, Josh)

  • dmbarry1

    All are great choices but to choose a BBQ guy over Haller Magee from Satterfield’s. Get real! Haller has delivered a Terrine of Foie Gras that would make Thomas Keller proud! Not to mention an outstanding regional menu that features the the best local ingredients.

  • BirminghamFoodie66

    I enjoyed this list until I saw that Chef Haller Magee from Satterfield’s was not on it. He could rival and honestly outcook some of the featured chefs. What’s worse you put the chef/owner of Jim and Nick’s in this list over him?? Who wrote this and was there any real research done? I know Jim and Nick’s has a niche but it’s not amongst people who appreciate fine food. Not sure where this omission or perhaps major bias against a chef whose food is amongst the best in Birmingham came in. He too is a huge supporter of the farm to table movement and quite passionate about it.

  • qwerty

    I agree! Haller Magee of Satterfield’s in Cahaba Heights totally should have been on the list. Disappointment!

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