Chef Jonathan Waxman Names Adam Evans Chef-Partner of New Concept

Nationally Acclaimed Chef Jonathan Waxman Names Adam Evans Chef-Partner of New Atlanta Concept

Waxman partners with Evans to bring casual, sophisticated dining to Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall this fall

Chef Jonathan Waxman Names Adam Evans Chef-Partner of New ConceptATLANTA (September 9, 2015) – Celebrated chef Jonathan Waxman and successful partner and restaurateur Howard Greenstone of Waxstone Group have announced Adam Evans as chef-partner of Brezza Cucina, Waxman’s latest concept debuting in Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall this fall. The highly anticipated restaurant will boast strong Italian and New American influences similar to the style of Waxman’s acclaimed New York City establishment Barbuto, while incorporating chef Evans’ bold flavors and Southern roots.

“My goal was to bring an experienced Atlanta chef on board for this venture,” said Waxman. “With a wealth of culinary knowledge, proven leadership ability and an inherent passion that guests look for, Adam was a perfect fit for my team.”

Born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Ala., many of Evans’ early memories involve food. Since his arrival to Atlanta via New York City in 2009, Evans has garnered numerous accolades, including a nomination for Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef” 2015. He made an impact on the city’s culinary landscape through his signature seafood dishes at The Optimist, bringing national recognition to both restaurants including a “‘Best Seafood Restaurant in the U.S.” accolade from Travel + Leisure. His accomplished career also has included tenure under such notable chefs and restaurateurs as The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group in New Orleans and Tom Collichio’s Craft.

“I’m looking forward to this next step in my career through a partnership with Jonathan and Howard,” adds Evans. “Ponce City Market is quickly becoming a culinary destination and Atlanta gathering place, and I’m excited to be a part of the development.”

Anchoring the east end of the Central Food Hall, the innovative space will be incorporated into the market with a glass wall separating it from the retail experience allowing shoppers an exclusive view into the bustling kitchen and easy access into the restaurant.