Executive Chef, Kyle Jacovino, has worked for me going on three years. He is an exceptionally talented young chef whose culinary background at estemed restaurants such as Joel, Restaurant Eugene and Empire State South have given him the most solid of foundations on which to showcase his own style of cooking. Kyle spent some very important time in Italy, logding with family and gaining experience that marks the food he crafts daily. Five & Ten is blessed to have such a young, talented and professional chef leading the charge.
Mr. Dale came to work at Five & Ten more than ten years ago with no professional cooking under his belt. Well now he’s the sweet disposition cheffing up great Mediterranean fare daily at the National. Smart food. Athens adores Peter, as do I.
Chris Luken has been a partner, bean counter and libations boss at the National since it's beginning. He also is a partner in a wonderful local bar in Athens called the Normal Bar. He lives in Athens with his wife and three kids.
Excels at charcuterie, octopus tattoos, local farm networking and the age-old skill of introducing yourself to Fergus Henderson. Ryan is a person so gifted in cooking I can’t even begin to explain. Just eat the food…
Likes Riesling, punk rock, Miatas and maps. We like Steve and he’s been with us for 12 years. Runs the wine program at both Five & Ten and ESS. Runs them so well he gets Best New Sommelier awards (2011 Food & Wine).