Hugh Acheson is a Canadian-born and Georgia-local chef and restaurateur. He owns four restaurants in Georgia – Five & Ten and The National in Athens, GA, Empire State South in Atlanta, GA and The Florence in Savannah, GA. On top of that, he is known for his Southern-style cookbook, “A New Turn in the South,” and for being a judge on Top Chef. Acheson tells me the story of how he fell in love with food, his Southern food preferences and pointers, as well as his challenges on competitive cooking shows. Plus, find out how he made such a vast amount of contestants cry.
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