4th Annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series Reveal
WRITTEN by on June 26, 2018
Goo Goo Summer Chef Series 2018 Reveal
Launching on Friday, July 6 and running through the end of September 2018.
(Pictured: Vui Hunt, Aaron Clemins, Andy Little, Kahlil Arnold, Trey Burnette + Jessica Benefield, Kyle Patterson)
Meet the lineup of Nashville chefs participating in the fourth annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series! This year’s series features:
Kyle Patterson of Sinema — Friday, July 6
Early in his culinary career, Patterson often ate a sandwich made up of bacon, peanut butter, and sriracha. Most nights it would be his dinner headed home on the red line in Chicago. The flavor is a delicious balance of salty, sweet, and spicy, taking him back to the time when his diet mainly consisted of this sandwich, energy drinks, and lattes.
Vui Hunt of Vui’s Kitchen — Friday, July 20
Harkening back to her childhood, Vui’s Kitchen namesake Vui Hunt, designed The Saigon Premium Goo Goo. This modern confection is based on a Vietnamese treat called Bành Ràng that reminds Hunt of sweet times with her father. All the flavors of lime, honey, ginger, and sea salt in The Saigon bring her back to days in Saigon and Central Vietnam.
Aaron Clemins of Kuchnia + Keller
Kahlil Arnold of Arnold’s Country Kitchen
Andy Little of Josephine
Jessica Benefield & Trey Burnette of Two Ten Jack
During the Summer Chef Series, each participating chef collaborates with Bethany Halliger, the Goo Goo Shop’s pastry chef, to bring to life his or her own dream Goo Goo. These imaginative confections will be available for purchase at the Goo Goo Shop in downtown Nashville and online at googoo.com. In addition, some of the chefs’ own restaurants will feature their creations for a limited time on dessert menus or as a grab-and-go item.
Flavors will rotate throughout the 12-week series, with a new chef flavor being released every two weeks, and available for purchase for at least four weeks. Each new Premium Goo Goo will be released on @GooGooClusters social media channels and on googoo.com, make sure you're following along for the latest launch.
To wrap up the series, Goo Goo will showcase all of the chefs’ flavors at Music City Food & Wine Festival on September 14 and 15, 2018. Hope to see y'all there!