Chef Rusty, Southern Ground’s Executive Chef, tours across the U.S. with Zac and the band, cooking up southern cuisine in a state-of-the-art, 18-wheel mobile kitchen named “Cookie.” At every tour stop, Chef Rusty and his rock-star culinary team prepare for their famous “Eat & Greets,” an intimate, one-of-a-kind, sit-down meal for a few hundred fans of the Zac Brown Band.
Get ready to see the entire meal process, beginning with Chef Rusty and his team arriving in a new city on the band’s tour. The culinary team then only has a few hours to source all the ingredients needed for the meal. They explore local farms and markets, and with each menu improvised on the spot from the freshest ingredients available that day, every tour stop presents a new set of obstacles for Chef Rusty and his intrepid team to overcome. To make sure the fans have an experience they won’t forget, they never serve the same menu twice. (Source: fyi)
At this central California locale, Chef Rusty procures pasture-raised chickens for his featured dish, "Motherclucker Chicken Roulade". Inspired by a culinary technique by his idol, Jacques Pepin, Chef feels like it's his lucky day, but is it?
Desert bound in the Valley of the Sun, Chef Rusty happens upon some untraditional proteins for this week's Eat & Greet. Committed to the culinary adventure, Chef relies on his southern roots to take recipes like Cajun Gringo Rabbit Tamales and Fall Squash Gratin to the next level.
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