Atlanta Restaurant News Table Main Announces New Chef de Cuisine

What can be better than dining at one of Atlanta's best restaurants? Well, dining at said restaurant under the helm of a new head chef! Table & Main, one of Roswell's most celebrated culinary hotspots has just announced a new chef to take something great and make it even better. Check out all the details about the new developments at Table & Main, bon appetite! Owner/operator Ryan Pernice and Executive chef/co-owner Ted Lahey are honored to introduce a seasoned culinary talent to their acclaimed Roswell restaurant, Table & Main. The restaurant's new Chef de Cuisine Woolery "Woody" Back is poised to take the helm of the Southern-inspired eatery this October.

Lahey will then move to open Italian restaurant, Osteria Mattone, his second venture with partner Pernice and RO Hospitality, slated to open this fall. "We are very honored that Woody will be joining our team," said Pernice. "Not only does he bring a wealth of culinary experience, but more importantly, he exemplifies our dedication to the Roswell dining community and authenticity in quality of food, preparation, service and standards." About Chef de Cuisine Woolery "Woody" Back With a cooking style influenced by his Kentucky roots, Back began his hospitality industry career in the front of the house at a few small places around New York. Eventually, his place in front of house moved to the kitchen where he honed his interest in cooking. A move to Virginia to attend Johnson & Wales University earned him a degree in culinary arts, solidifying his career choice.

Sous chef positions at spots such as Havana and Mahi Mahs fueled his love for cooking but it wasn't until he was named chef de cuisine at Southern restaurant, Coastal Grill that he fell in love with Southern cuisine in particular. As such, he moved further south and served as sous chef with the famed Tom Collicco at Craft. Upon Craft's closing, he met Chef Linton Hopkins who led him to Holeman and Finch and his most recent position as executive sous chef at Restaurant Eugene. After four years with Chef Linton, he is eager to take his friendships with farmers and responsible sourcing to Roswell, Ga. at Table & Main. About Table & Main Established in August 2011, Table & Main | a southern tavern serves cuisine that is simple, seasonal and Southern in a beautifully restored homestead in historic downtown Roswell, Ga. Quickly making a name for itself as a warm, welcoming neighborhood gem with a hyper-local focus, Table & Main is recognized for big flavors and fresh local ingredients sourced from nearby farms, artisan bakers, creameries and purveyors.

Partner Ryan Pernice and executive chef Ted Lahey, both longtime Atlanta-area residents, collaborated on the restaurant's menu as well as the beverage program featuring a robust list of more than 50 bourbons, ryes and American whiskeys. Located at 1028 Canton St., Roswell, Ga., 30075, Table & Main serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday. Call 678.869.5178 for reservations, or visit Table & Main online at or for more information. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.