David is a self-taught chef, farmer and forager who showcases the sustainable ingredients provided by local farmers, fisherman in Alabama. He also tends to three on-site gardens, reinterpreting the rich heritage of Alabama cuisine.His commitment to the Alabama farming community has earned him recognition on local, regional and national platforms- most recently, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Taste of the South, ESPN, USA Today, CNN.com and a James Beard nomination for “Best Chef: South”. He was named “2014 Chef of the Year” by the Alabama Restaurant Hospitality Alliance.When David is not cooking, he enjoys hunting and fishing on his family’s farm in LA (Lower Alabama) and spending time with his wife, Christin, son, Walker and daughter, Kennedy.