Georgia Poultry Producer Awards South City Kitchen’s Chip Ulbrich
MT. AIRY, Ga. (July 2, 2014) – Springer Mountain Farms, a local poultry producer known for its flavorful chicken with no antibiotics, has awarded Chef Chip Ulbrich of South City Kitchen with its prestigious Celebrate the Chef Award. Specializing in contemporary southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist, Ulbrich serves as executive chef at both South City Kitchen locations in Vinings and Midtown.
The award is presented each quarter to a chef for their established background, community involvement and commitment to serving innovative dishes. They must also represent a high-end restaurant that provides top-notch service and features Springer Mountain Farms chicken on the menu.
“When it comes to food, it’s important that there is integrity, both in the product and how it’s prepared,” said Chef Ulbrich. “Springer Mountain Farms chicken has a heritage of humane treatment, all vegetable fed, never administered antibiotics, hormones or steroids, and raised in clean, spacious environments free from predator threat. Those efforts translate into a great tasting chicken with awesome texture and moisture. We don’t have to do much to make the final product shine.”
With 20 years of southern cuisine expertise, Chef Ulbrich has certainly made his mark in the community. Upon completion of the American Culinary Federation Accredited Chef’s Apprenticeship program, he was certified as a Journeyman Chef. Ulbrich has also been featured in several publications for his culinary efforts, including Food & Wine, Southern Living and Travel + Leisure.
Ulbrich joins a select group of esteemed previous award recipients, including Chef Linda Harrell of Cibo E Beve, Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud, Chef Trey Cioccia of The Farm House and Chef Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill.
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About Springer Mountain Farms
Built on strong family values, Springer Mountain Farms is a Mt. Airy, Ga. - based poultry producer that promises the healthiest, most flavorful and top quality chickens on the market. The family-owned business was the first poultry company in America to be certified by the American Humane Association for the humane treatment of chickens. Springer Mountain Farms’ chickens are raised on a pesticide-free vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. To learn more about Springer Mountain Farms, visit www.SpringerMountainFarms.com or mobile at m.springermountainfarms.com.
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The legacy began in 1993 when Robby Kukler, Steve Simon and their partner Kris Reinhard opened South City Kitchen on Crescent Avenue in the heart of midtown Atlanta. A continued focus on innovation and growth led to the development of South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola Trattoria, Ecco, The Original El Taco, Alma Cocina, Lure and one of the South’s most renowned catering and design companies, Bold American Events. These successful concepts make up Fifth Group Restaurants – Atlanta’s award-winning chef and community driven hospitality group.
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