Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Bar de Tapas and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina, which have earned world-wide recognition and accolades and Button two James Beard Award nominations and a place among Food & Wine's 2015 Best New Chefs. Chef Button is also a member of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board made up of innovators in the culinary landscape. In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage. Chef Button recently completed the expansion of Cúrate Bar de Tapas, adding a jamoneria with charcuterie to go and a bar inspired by the vermuterias of Spain, with cocktails and a selection of Spanish vermouth, sherry and cider on tap and by the bottle. In 2018 Button opened Button & Co. Bagels, an Appalachian-inspired bagel shop beneath Nightbell featuring house-made bagels, spreads and toppings prepared with ingredients from Western North Carolina.