Estate-driven: Chef William Klein comes to Asheville via Vermont, France, San Francisco and, most recently, Fig in Biltmore Village. Photo courtesy of the Biltmore Estate

Small Bites: Big moves at Biltmore

The Biltmore Estate is making notable culinary changes. As you may recall, Damien Cavicchi, former chef/owner of Sugo, is now the executive chef at Biltmore, overseeing all of the restaurants there. Also, the estate will be opening the Biltmore Coffee Company at 1 N. Pack Square in the next few months, which will serve a […]

Daily bread: Area farmers markets offer baked goods, like this bread at the Wednesday Montford Farmers Market. Photo by Mackensy Lunsford

Small Bites: It’s tailgate time (and actually has been for a bit)

No, it’s not just your imagination. Area farmers tailgate markets are opening earlier than ever before. It’s all about demand, says Peter Marks, ASAP’s program director. ASAP runs the Asheville City Market, and coordinates the Mountain Tailgate Market Association, a collaborative group of tailgates in WNC. “It takes a critical mass of vendors to hold […]

Cupcake stars: Some of the goodies that can be found from Take the Cake bakery, who will compete in the fundraiser, Cupckes vs. Cancer, this year. Photo courtesy of Take the Cake

Small Bites: Cupcakes vs. Cancer

Want to experience a frosting-scented ballroom stuffed to the gills with thousands of cupcakes prepared by hundreds of bakers — all in the name of fighting cancer? Here's your chance: Cupcakes vs. Cancer, formerly Cupcakes for Cures, takes place again at The Grove Park Inn on Saturday, April 21. Though the name has changed, the goals […]

Get going: GO Kitchen-Ready Training Program teaches real life skills and kitchen techniques.

Small Bites: Ready, set … GO! Food-service skills program gets money

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted to give $50,000 in start-up money to the GO Kitchen-Ready Training Program, managed by Green Opportunities and Mark Rosenstein, founder and former owner of The Market Place. Suitably funded, the program is ready to offer training in food-service skills, including food safety and sanitation, nutrition, […]