Nicholas Walker: Culinary Director / Executive Chef
Nicholas Walker has been the Culinary Director/Executive Chef at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Cobb Galleria Centre since August 2016. Previously he was Executive Chef at Cobb Galleria Centre for 6 years. Chef Walker brings a fresh innovative approach to corporate and social events at the Centre. His cuisine is inspired by his Georgia roots, with many of his dishes sourced from local and regional farms and small businesses.
A Milledgeville native, Walker came to the Centre from the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead, where he served as Sous Chef for Au Pied du Cochon and later Banquet Chef for the hotel.
Walker is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary Arts Management Program (magna cum laude / Bachelor of Science). Walker worked at various restaurants in the Athens and Atlanta areas, and he has worked in almost every kitchen setting including country clubs, resorts, hotels and off-premise catering. Chef Walker also has worked with the Food Network and the continuing education department of AIA as an instructor. He currently is an instructor with Kennesaw State University’s Institute for Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality Management.
Walker and his wife, Kathleen, live in Tucker with their two young sons. In his spare time, he is an avid home brewer and enjoys entertaining family and friends.