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Chef Of The Month

June Chef Of The Month: Chef Nicholas Walker

NicholasWalker.1Nicholas Walker has been the Executive Chef at Cobb Galleria Centre since 2010.  Chef Walker brings a fresh, innovative approach to corporate and social events at the Centre. His cuisine is inspired by his Georgia roots, with many of his dishes sourced from local and regional farms and small businesses.

A Milledgeville native, Walker came to the Centre from the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead, where he served as Sous Chef for Au Pied du Cochon and later Banquet Chef for the hotel. Walker is a graduate from the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary Arts Management Program (magna cum laude / Bachelor of Science). Walker worked at various restaurants in the Athens and Atlanta areas, and he has worked in almost every kitchen setting including country clubs, resorts, hotels and off-premise catering. Chef Walker also has worked with the Food Network and the continuing education department of AIA as an instructor. He currently is an instructor with Kennesaw State University’s Institute for Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality Management.

Walker and his wife, Kathleen, live in Tucker with their two young sons. In his spare time, he is an avid home brewer and enjoys entertaining family and friends. Cobb Galleria Centre runs a self-operated culinary department. Supported by a full-service kitchen, the artistry of experienced culinary maestros, and the services of a crisp-and-polished wait staff, the Centre accommodates:

Board luncheons for ten or seated banquets for 4,000

Creative, custom-tailored menus inspired by the flavors of Asia, Europe and Regional America

Banquets, weddings, bar mitzvahs, reunions, holiday parties and more

Located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta,

Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premiere convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event

space, 4 exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, 4 executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. The

Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority is the governing body of the Cobb Galleria

Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops. For more

information on Cobb Galleria Centre visit

Erica Key

Erica Key is the editor-in-chief and founder of Eating with Erica. She founded Eating with Erica in 2013 due to her love for the Atlanta food scene. Erica is an award-winning Atlanta-based blogger with a passion for all things dining, entertaining, and food.