Atlanta, GA

Food & Beverage

Excellent food and attentive, personal service create a memorable event. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre’s culinary offerings feature a menu of contemporary American and Mediterranean cuisine seasonally updated. Led by Executive Chef M.G. Farris, the culinary team can prepare cuisine to suit your unique needs. Whether it is a refreshment break, a casual buffet, an executive luncheon, a formal dinner, a cocktail reception or a pre-show party, Chef Farris and his team boast the talent to customize the menu or prepare specialty dishes to suit any occasion.
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Executive Chef M.G. Farris



M. G. Farris, executive chef at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre since its opening in 2007, is an Atlanta native who has trained with top chefs nationally and abroad. Farris’ experience includes a stint as chef de cuisine at Atlanta landmark Pano’s & Paul’s.

At Cobb Energy Centre, Farris—who describes himself as “high-strung, fast-paced and passionate about the culinary arts”—continues to build on an extensive resume that began in Atlanta’s Ocean Club restaurant, where he started out as a bus boy.

A graduate of the prestigious New England Culinary Institute (NECI), Farris has worked at notable establishments in Cape Town, South Africa, New York and Atlanta. After two years of training and hands-on experience at NECI, he completed a six-month internship at Villa Via Granger Bar and Hotel in Cape Town. His experiences in South Africa included serving as a private chef for Angela Bassett and Danny Glover during their movie-filming visit.

Farris then decided to seek his fortunes in New York. He landed work creating contemporary French cuisine under esteemed Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten at the highly rated JoJo restaurant, where he was promoted to sous chef in just six months. From there he went on to work as executive sous chef at La Caravelle, with Chef Eric DiDomenico. This Mobil Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond, DiRoNa Distinguished Restaurant has been repeatedly named one of the top 20 restaurants in the country.

In 2002, Farris returned to Atlanta, accepting a position as chef de cuisine at Pano’s & Paul’s. Then, deciding to pursue the business side of the industry, Farris moved to Florida and became chef, owner and operator of MG’s, Market 102, and Food 102—a four-star dining establishment, a casual dining room, and a catering and private functions business, respectively. Farris returned to Atlanta in 2005 as executive chef at Eno and then sous chef at the Omni Hotel CNN Center.

Farris believes his broad experiences have served him well in helping Cobb Energy Centre carve out its own identity. The Centre’s culinary offerings are based on a seasonally changing menu of contemporary designs, with Mediterranean flavors, Farris says. “We have hints of Italy, touches of Spain, the best of the South of France, something from the northern rim of Africa—all based on the freshest, top-quality ingredients and products,” he says.

Farris has enjoyed delighting guests with his deceptively “simplistic style cuisine.” Entrees with unpretentious descriptions dazzle guests with their breathtaking presentations and intense flavors, textures and sensations. Farris’ creativity is not limited to menu items. For guests who wish to design a menu tailored to their events, Farris declares, “Here, I am in my element. You tell me what you are looking for and where you want to take it, and I will make it happen—guaranteed.”

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