Working Lunch with SFA

Introducing: Working Lunch with SFA, a two week Facebook Live event series, starting Monday, March 23 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Every day of the work week, John T Edge will be joined by restaurant industry professionals to discuss timely topics related to the COVID-19 crisis. If you miss the events live, the videos will be archived on the SFA Facebook page.

Monday, March 23

Steve Palmer is the managing partner of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, a hospitality and consulting company founded in Charleston, SC. He is also co-founder of Ben’s Friends.

Tuesday, March 24

Donald Link, of New Orleans, founded the Link Restaurant Group in 2009. The group has 7 restaurants, including Herbsaint, Peche, and Cochon.

Wednesday, March 25

Ashley Christensen is a chef, an author, and a successful restaurateur who leads AC Restaurant Group in Raleigh, NC.

Thursday, March 26

Giving Kitchen, in Atlanta, provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

Friday, March 27

Joe Stinchcomb is a 2020 SFA Smith Fellow, bar manager at St. Leo and St. Leo Lounge in Oxford, MS, and recent member of the Sam Beall Fellows Program.

Monday, March 30

Adam Evans is an Alabama native who is now chef-owner of Automatic Seafood & Oysters in Birmingham.

Tuesday, March 31

Greg Best has forwarded Atlanta’s cocktail culture, first as co-founder of Holman + Finch Public House, and now in his role as an owner of Ticonderoga Club at the Krog Street Market.

Wednesday, April 1

Patric Kuh is the author of Becoming a Restaurateur, a book that goes behind the scenes of LA’s Here’s Looking at You to share how the owners managed to create a successful business model. His career started in restaurant kitchens.

Thursday, April 2

Khushbu Shah is restaurant editor at Food & Wine magazine. Previously, she was senior food editor at Thrillist.

Friday, April 3

Devita Davison is the Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit who combines her passion for culinary arts with activism and social entrepreneurship. She is also a 2017 Smith Fellow.