CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Bar de Tapas and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina, which have earned worldwide accolades, including Cúrate’s recognition as one of Food & Wine’s 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years, and Katie’s two James Beard Award nominations and place among Food & Wine’s 2015 Best New Chefs. She is also a member of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board made up of innovators in the culinary landscape. In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage. She recently debuted her third project, an Appalachian-inspired bagel shop beneath Nightbell called Button & Co. Bagels.