Eat Y'all: Connect Dinner At Leiper's Fork Distillery

September is by far one of my favorites months in Nashville. Not only does it signal cooler temperatures, autumnal leaves and the kick-off of SEC football, but there's no shortage of food and wine events. Once you have recovered from the Music City Food and Wine festivities, I hope I see you all at the Eat Y'all Connect Dinner Series hosted at the Leiper's Fork Distillery. 

Eat Y'all Connect Dinner Series

Leiper's Fork Distillery 

3381 Southall Road

Franklin, TN 37064


Purchase tickets to the event here

Tell me a little bit about Eat Y'all.

Andy Chapman, a native Mississippian, always had quite the fascination for food and the hospitality industry. In 2009, he started a Twitter account under the handle Eat Jackson, where he shared posts about the newest restaurants and food trends in the Mississippi area. As his popularity grew, so did his passion for cultivating culinary relationships. Andy saw a need to help chefs find better ingredients. After all, you are only as good as the ingredients you have access to. What better way to do so than to create a culinary network focused on doing just that. It's with passion, substantial hard work, and dedication that Eat Y'all was created.  

Eat Y'all has evolved into so much more than connecting purveyors and sourcing ingredients. Andy and his team have created "Chefs Camps" that give culinary creatives a way to get off the grid, get out of the kitchen and get inspired. After all, who doesn't need a little inspiration from time to time?

What is a Connect Dinner?

"The CONNECT Dinner series gives influential chefs, food lovers and producers an exclusive opportunity to connect and celebrate together during carefully curated, exclusive destination dining events.

Eat Y'all will make the first stop of their 2018 CONNECT Dinner series fall tour on September 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, hosted by Leiper’s Fork Distillery near Franklin, TN to celebrate Southern farms and producers and to benefit the Nashville Food Project.

Chefs Dylan Morrison from 1892 in Leiper’s Fork, TN, and James Beard-nominated chef Bill Briand from Fisher’s in Orange Beach, AL will curate a multicourse meal that not only displays their culinary ingenuity but highlights some of Eat Y'all's featured purveyors. I can't tell you how excited I am about this event. 

Each CONNECT dinner chooses a local beneficiary to feature and this event will showcase the Nashville Food Project. Guest will enjoy a "selection of produce grown by the Nashville Food Project to celebrate the success of their farmers-in-training. "

I want the event details!

Date: Monday, September 25, 2018

Time: Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner following promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Tariff: Tickets are $199.00/person inclusive of food, libations, tax, and gratuity. Click here for tickets

Location: Leiper's Fork Distillery

Featured Chefs: Dylan Morrison from 1892 in Leiper's Fork and Bill Briand from Fisher's in Orange Beach, Alabama

Featured Purveyors: The Dairy Alliance, Alfresco Pasta, Bongo Java Coffee, Pecan Ridge Plantation, Simmons Catfish, and Two Brooks Rice. 

For all of my Bongo Java enthusiasts, I hear that they will be sharing some exciting news during the event! You don't want to miss out! 

Beneficiary: Nashville Food Project 

I look forward to seeing Y'all there!

Until Next Time!