Sip & Savor Spring

Returning Spring 2021

In The Know Volunteer

Chris Smith


  • Thursday, March 28th: James Beard Foundation Dinner     view event


Chris started cooking in 1997. Born in Phoenix, AZ he lived in Senoia, GA from 2 years old until he was 19. Married for 8 years with 2 kids, my daughter loves to help me cook at home, and my son has taught himself to play guitar.


Chris started at Callaway in 2007 as a line cook, worked his way up to lead cook at the Gardens Restaurant for 10 months and was then Sous Chef of the Country Kitchen for 3 years. After that he became Executive Sous Chef for the property for 2 years and eventually Executive Chef for 2 years. He managed the entire F&B department from July 2013 to November 2013 while Callaway was between F&B directors.


Although I enjoy managing kitchens and the people who work for me, my true passion is working on a line and cooking great dishes, one order at a time. My favorite things to cook are steaks and fish. Many guests who have had my steaks these past few months have called me out or asked their server to inform me that it is the best steak they have ever had in their lives.


I have always gravitated toward savory foods and like to use tart flavors such as lemon and vinegars. The two major highlights of my job are teaching the next generation of chefs everything I know, and being called out to the dining room by happy guests.


Finally...I do not believe pineapple goes on pizza.


  • All persons must be of legal drinking age or older to attend most events
  • No dogs or pets are allowed at any event venues
  • Any advance discount tickets are released in limited quantities and can sell out at any time without notice
  • All tickets sales are final & non-refundable
  • All events are rain or shine & event programs are subject to change without notice

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Sip & Savor Spring is a culinary destination weekend presented by Callaway Gardens & Resort and the Pine Mountain Tourism Association, produced by The AdFish Group, LLC.


Sip & Savor Spring benefits the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation with a mission "to connect man and nature in a way that benefits both."

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