Bonterra Dining & Wine Room Executive Chef Blake Hartwick joins Wings in Atlanta

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Executive Chef Blake Hartwick of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room joins the first ever Wings in Atlanta on Sunday, September 25th.

Executive Chef Blake Hartwick of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room

Executive Chef Blake Hartwick from Bonterra Dining and Wine Room will be participating in the first annual Springer Mountain Farms’ Wings in Atlanta on September 25, 2016 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.

Chef Hartwick joins Springer Mountain Farms and Taste of Atlanta along with 25 fellow Southern chefs celebrating America's favorite one handed meal, the chicken wing. The event will include some of the South's favorite spirits and craft beers.

Chef Hartwick is bringing his love of chicken wings and his Southern spin on an American favorite. As he mentioned, “I had a blast last Super Bowl bringing my Winning Wings recipe to the Taste of the NFL and I cannot wait to bring a fantastic new spin on chicken wings to the Wings in Atlanta.”

The event is a collaboration between Springer Mountain Farms and the Taste of Atlanta. Springer Mountain Farms is supplying each chef with the best quality chicken wings to create their spin on everyone’s favorite, the chicken wing.

About Chef Blake Hartwick:
Blake Hartwick is the Executive Chef of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room. Blake finds his inspiration in his Southern roots and embraces using fresh, local ingredients in his dishes. Blake brings a modern edge to Southern classics.

Chef Blake Hartwick’s culinary background includes working in several restaurants in Charlotte since moving to the city in 1993. During his career he has worked at Bistro 100, Carpe Diem and Sonoma, where he served as their sous chef. In 2000, he joined Bonterra Dining & Wine Room as executive chef. In 2005, John Duncan opened the Ratcliffe on the Green where Blake served as their executive chef. Chef Hartwick’s culinary career has taken him to Spain where he worked at the prestigious Casino de Madrid and NoDo. He also served as the Chef de Cuisine at the world renowned Four Star, Four Diamond Greenbrier Resort. Chef Hartwick returned to Bonterra Dining & Wine Room in 2014 as the Executive Chef.

Blake has also had the honor and privilege of cooking at the James Beard House once in 2012, as well as, in 2016. Chef Hartwick was invited to attend the James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner in Palisades Virginia in April 2014 and has hosted the Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at Bonterra for the last two years.

Chef Blake also represents the Carolina Panthers at the Taste of the NFL each year and actively supports their mission of helping to fight hunger.

About Bonterra Dining & Wine Room:
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room boasts an elegant, casual setting. Located in the heart of the historic Southend District near Uptown Charlotte, Bonterra is a unique establishment rich with ambience and flavor. Housed in a renovated 110-year-old church, Bonterra's interior manages to blend the original architectural features of its historic building tastefully with modern additions. The staff of Bonterra invite you to experience a sophisticated dining experience with exquisite entrées, delicious desserts and the best, most diverse selection of wines available under one roof; featuring over 200 wines by the glass and another 300 from the private cellar. Bonterra was selected as one of the country's 'Hot New Wine Bars' by Wine Spectator Magazine and has received the AAA Four Diamond Award & DiRoNA Award of Excellence. To learn more about Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, visit and connect with them on Facebook at and on Twitter and Insta

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