Chef Josh Hopkins of Empire State South - Biography

Atlanta, GA

February 2018

Raised in Atlanta, Josh Hopkins learned to cook from the women in his family, and by watching shows like “Wok with Yan.” He started his career with an apprenticeship under French chef Christian Chemin. He then retuned statside to SiuthbCaroline, where he'd spend the next eight years cooking at Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton. Upon his return to Atlanta, he worked as the Chef de Cuisine of Bacchanalia and at Abbatoir, where he served as Chef and co-owner, and after a stint at STG Trattoria, he arrived at Empire State South during the summer of 2014.