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Westin Atlanta North


June 05, 2012
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Westin Atlanta North
7 Concourse parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

Join us on Tuesday June 5th for our next monthly dinner meeting

The Westin Atlanta North will host us and we will enjoy hearing exciting information regarding the Food Network!

Tamie Cook, Culinary Director with Be Square Productions, will share her unique insight into the makings of a Food Network production.

You won’t want to miss this presentation!


Tamie Cook came to a culinary career later in life.  After working as an Occupational Therapist for almost 10 years she had the opportunity to live in Paris for three years and discovered food and wine, the way it is meant to be enjoyed.  Upon returning to the US she resumed her career as a therapist all the while dreaming of the day when she could turn her new passion into a career.  Opportunity struck when a merger led to a lay off and she seized the moment to chart a new path.

While attending New England Culinary Institute Tamie performed internships with Bacchanalia in Atlanta and the cooking school LaVarenne in Burgundy, France.  While in France, Tamie also worked as a stagiere in a Michelin 1-Star restaurant near Auxerre.  She concluded her time in France working the vendange in the village of Pommard, picking grapes and making wine the old-fashioned way.

Tamie currently works as the Culinary Director for Be Square Productions, the company which produces the popular Food Network show Good Eats.  Her latest adventure is teaching “Mindful Eating”.  A course which aims to provide conversation space, resources and community support for changing the ways we think about, acquire, prepare and eat our food. In addition, Tamie has worked as a freelance writer, wine consultant, recipe tester and caterer.  Tamie enjoys the opportunity to combine her passion for history, food and science in her job, but most of all loves sharing good food and hospitality with those she loves.

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