Jerry Slater is known for his hospitality and spirits expertise. He has spent time at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago and The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY. Slater landed in Atlanta as consulting creator of One Flew South, named one of the world’s best airport restaurants. He left the airport to open H. Harper Station, where he gained critical accolades for his cocktail and spirits program. He recently consulted with the owners of One Flew South on a new project with actor and recording artist, Ludacris, called Chicken & Beer. He has a consulting company with his wife, Krista, called Flying Pig Hospitality. Together, they opened their new restaurant, The Expat, in Athens, GA in 2018. He is a longtime member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and recently published The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails with co-author Sara Camp Milam.