Jamie Allred | OWNER & CHEF
Throughout his culinary career, Chef Jamie has earned many honors including Trip Advisor awards, Open Table awards, and 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Best Chefs America honoree where he was chosen in the top 1% of working chefs by his peers. He also actively participates in the Farm to School program in Habersham County, works with Georgia Organics promoting the local food scene, and is working with the Northeast Georgia Food Bank bring a food hub to Clayton. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Chef Jamie has been in Rabun County since 2010 when he became the Executive Chef at The Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, where he developed relationships with over 25 farms and raised the bar for culinary excellence in the North Georgia Mountains. In 2014, Jamie opened Fortify Kitchen and Bar with Jack Nolan where they have improved Clayton’s dining scene with an exceptional staff and service, local and sustainable food, and incredible atmosphere.