Chef de cuisine Thomas Davis is most impassioned by the creative and developmental side of King + Duke’s culinary program. As part of the Ford Fry Restaurants family since 2016, Davis has climbed his way from lead line cook at Marcel to sous chef at King + Duke before his recent advancement to chef de cuisine. A graduate of culinary arts from the Culinary Institute – Chattanooga Technical College, Davis’ southern hospitality marries masterfully with the smoke-forward and flavorful, seasonal menus at King + Duke.
Prior to joining Marcel, Davis held tenure as executive chef down the road at Atlanta’s acclaimed Bocado Burger, immersing himself in local and artisanal ingredients.
His personal farmer and vendor relationships play an instrumental role in Davis’ dishes – his inspiration in the kitchen mainly stems from the ability to simply prepare those high-quality ingredients to really allow their flavors to shine.