Up In The Air - featuring Deborah VanTrece

When Deborah VanTrece and her fellow flight attendants were on strike, she decided to go to culinary school. For 20 years, Deborah worked on flights and in food before making the full-time leap into the chef world. Today, Deborah has her own place, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in Atlanta, where she serves up her global soul food to a happy, diverse clientele. Deborah’s patience and dedication are starting to pay off, as everyone from The New York Times to Guy Fieri has their eyes on her. Why now? “I think it’s just time for us females to shine,” she says modestly. Grab your sunglasses and tune in!

The brilliant mind and twisted soul of Chef Deborah VanTrece By Mike Jordan

Chef Deborah VanTrece is certainly no stereotype. When I asked her how much it occurs to her that she’s almost a perfect embodiment of the current conversation around diversity in the culinary world — particularly as it regards Southern cooking and the ongoing debate around who owns soul food — she admitted to being very aware that she fits the bill.

The Female Couples Remaking the Restaurant Industry

As restaurants helmed by queer women thrive in American cities, so too does a new paradigm for less brutal, more collaborative, professional cooking.

Down to (small) business: Reality show filming begins in Alton

April 07, 2018

Lovett’s Snoots, Fish, Chicken, & More owner Merry Lovett, center, has a laugh Saturday morning with Amanda Brinkman, host of internet reality show “Small Business Revolution — Main Street.” Episodes of she show’s Season 3, which will feature six Alton businesses, will be shot throughout summer. The show will begin airing on Hulu next fall. A dozen crew members filled Lovett’s for several hours of production work.

Chefs' Picks: Red Carpet Ready Eats for an Oscars Watch Party

February 01, 2017

With the most-anticipated movie awards ceremony nearly here, it’s time to start your party prep. Chefs share top dessert and appetizer picks with Food Network.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Announces All-Female Advisory Council

January 17, 2018

Congratulations to our very own Chef Deborah VanTrece!ntion...

15 Badass Female Chefs and Restaurateurs You Need to Know Around the U.S.

January 23, 2018

Our very own Badass!

CREATIVE LOAFING | First Look: Twisted Soul

February 02, 2017

Veteran Chef Deborah VanTrece talks soul food, industry women, and moving to Atlanta West Midtown Neighborhood.

First Look: Modern and global Southern cooking at Twisted Soul | AJC.com

January 03, 2017

9 Under-the-Radar Chefs to Know in Atlanta | Zagat.com

December 05, 2016

Chef Deborah VanTrece is redefining soul food | GAVoice.com

December 16, 2015

Chef Deborah VanTrece is a Georgia Voice 2015 Best of Atlanta recipient for Best New Restaurant...

Here’s the Menu for Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Certified Open in Westside | Eater Atlanta

December 05, 2016

‘Globally inspired soul food’ for dinner, lunch, and brunch

Twisted Soul Cookhouse reopening on Westside | Decaturish.com

November 29, 2016

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, formerly located in Decatur, will open its doors in an upscale, rustic space in West Midtown on Huff Road.

Twisted Soul Restaurant Finds New Home in West Midtown | Patch.com

August 12, 2016

The restaurant closed in Decatur last year, but reopens at Bone Lick BBQ's location this November. Bone Lick's last day is this Sunday.

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