Over the last ten years Chef Jack Crawford has been privileged to work with many of the finest catering companies in Atlanta, and to have been involved in many remarkable events. Some of those events have included the CATIE Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, preparing a dinner for the James Beard House, the High Wine Art Auction Dinner in Atlanta, the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, a private dinner at the Fox Theater featuring Earth, Wind and Fir, and a private dinner in a Delta Hanger on the wing of an airplane. He has worked alongside many of the Atlanta's greatest catering chefs which helped him learn how to successfully produce anything from bite sized hors d'oeuvres to 500 person seated dinners.
"I feel there are few connections between people as intimate as food and cuisine that can define a culture as much as any geographic feature. I have had the chance to prepare foods across a wide array of cultures and flavors and my goal is to strive each day to improve my talent and skills. I have also grown to appreciate the culinary world outside of the kitchen, and have connections with local farmers and producers of organic foods. I have taught classes on nutritional, organic and seasonal cooking, promoted CSA groups and donated time and services to charitable organizations such as City of Refuge. I consider myself very fortunate to be in an industry where there is never an end to learning and experimenting and where I am excited to come to work each day," says head Executive Chef of Atlanta Event Center at Opera, Jack Crawford.