Louisville Chef's Corner

Louisville Chef's Corner

Geoffrey Heyde Fork & Barrel

Chef Geoffrey Heyde: Fork & Barrel

Updated Mar 8, 2019

Originally from New England, Geoffrey Heyde was lured into the culinary world when his passion for food and the industry was recognized at an early age. Geoffrey went on to study culinary arts at the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He learned to prepare and present foods that magically bring together aesthetics and taste while developing his own unique style and flair. Geoffrey has dedicated his energies to better understanding Kentucky’s fascinating food history and trends, fashioning them to accommodate Louisville’s unique and down-to-earth lifestyle. Opening Fork & Barrel restaurant in Louisville has been a dream of Geoffrey’s for a long time. Alongside his wife, he has created the adventure of a lifetime.

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John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

Posted Apr 11, 2018

John Varanese relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, from Charleston, South Carolina, in 1998 when he was hired by local favorite Azalea to be the Executive Chef. By 2008, he was opening his namesake restaurant Varanese on historic Frankfort Avenue. He is currently one of the area’s premier chefs, and his restaurants have become dining destinations that have drawn huge crowds each year.

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