Aqui Hines of 400 Degrees Hot Chicken
David Tieman of Five Points Pizza
Nina Singto of Thai Esane
Brian Riggenbach of The Mockingbird
Vivek Surti of Tailor Nashville — Chikki Likki Premium Goo Goo (available July 8-29)
Skylar Bush of Edible Nashville Magazine
During the Summer Chef Series, each participating chef collaborates with Mike Colón, Pastry Chef of the Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar, to bring to life a candy creation that is reflective of their cuisine, style, or background. Flavors will rotate throughout the series, with a new flavor releasing every two weeks, and each available for purchase for at least four weeks. These new Premiums will be announced on the Goo Goo social media channels and website, googoo.com, as they are launched.
The new confections will be available for purchase at the Goo Goo Shop in downtown Nashville and online, with a percentage of sales benefitting the Nashville Food Project. In addition to Goo Goo’s retail channels, some of the chefs’ own restaurants will feature their creations for a limited time on dessert menus or as a grab-and-go item.
About Goo Goo Cluster
In 1912, in a copper kettle at Standard Candy Company in Nashville, Tennessee, America’s first combination candy bar was born. The Original Goo Goo Cluster is a roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts, and real milk chocolate. Today, the Goo Goo Cluster is also available in two additional varieties: Pecan and Peanut Butter.
Still family owned and operated, the brand expanded beyond manufacturing in 2014 with the opening of their flagship Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar located in downtown Nashville. To learn more, follow Goo Goo Cluster on Twitter or Instagram @googooclusters, or visit googoo.com.
About The Nashville Food Project
The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city. TNFP's ongoing work includes a Community Meals program, which prepares and shares thousands of scratch-made, nutritious meals in collaboration with community partners, and an urban agriculture program that supports families in growing food for themselves and for market. Learn more at thenashvillefoodproject.org.