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Woolery "Woody" Back

Executive Chef
10 Year Tenure

Chef Woolery “Woody” Back’s upbringing in Louisville, KY grounded his culinary style in the foodways and traditions of the South.  He pursued a classic culinary arts education at Johnson & Wales, graduating to work as a Sous Chef at restaurants in Virginia Beach. He truly fell in love with Southern cuisine while Chef de Cuisine at Coastal Grill. Following his passion, he moved South to join the kitchens of James Beard Award winning Chefs Tom Colicchio at Craft as Sous Chef and later Linton Hopkins as Executive Sous Chef at Restaurant Eugene. Chef Woody joined Table & Main as Executive Sous Chef in 2015, taking the Executive Chef role in 2015. Woody uses his friendships with farmers and keen interest in responsible sourcing to support our "simple, seasonal, Southern" menu. He is deeply involved in leadership of the Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market. He's also passionate about the mission behind Atlanta's Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to foodservice workers in need. Woody lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Amanda, and two cats Gemini and Galazie. When not in the kitchen, you can probably find Woody outside running crazy long distances as an ultra-marathoner.