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Nashville Food Tour From a Local Chef and Tastemaker

In the South, the art of entertaining and being a great hostess is a big deal. From the styling of the food to the china on the table, every detail matters. Nashville native and self-taught cook Keshia Hay is doing just that and more. Owner of SIP N BITE|| private cocktail party chef, Keshia is bringing a truly elevated southern foodie experience to Tennessee. Today she gives us her guide to Nashville food tour with her favorite culinary brands and places for a southern foodie to explore when visiting Nashville.

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Keshia is proud Nashville Native & an alumni of O’More College of Design in Franklin,TN, with a BFA in Fashion Design & Merchandising. She’s a self-taught cook with light classical training and 15+ years of experience in the Food/Beverage & Hospitality Industry. Her company, SIP N BITE|| private cocktail party chef, provides bespoke private chef services for in-home, intimate & social gatherings, coming to you working within your kitchen space. 

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The “SIP” & “BITE” experience, focuses on seasonality, bold flavors…with use of traditional and modern techniques.

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Bringing a designer and detailed approach into each bite, plate, and cocktail.   

 Offering bespoke private chef services for in-home, intimate & social gatherings, 

Keshia comes to you working within your kitchen space….leaving you to entertain your guest  

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Check out’s Keshia’s favorite food spots and brands in Nashville below.

Farms-

Bloomsbury Farms & Greendoor

From owner and farmer Lauren Palmer —A love of farming has been passed down through generations of my family.  My father was raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm, and though they were forced out by the Army Corp of Engineers and eminent domain, his love of the land and its gifts only deepened.  His motto for our family has always been “bloom where you were planted.”  Like my father, my mother possesses a deep reverence for the land, and, after ten years of searching, they found a place where their shared love of it could take root, a place where they cultivated my passion for it, and a place where I hope to pass the same on to my own daughter —  the place we named Bloomsbury Farm.

Website:http://www.bloomsburyfarms.com

Gourmet Farmers Market-

12th South Farmers Market

Welcome to 12 South Farmers Market! We are a weekly community market, with live music and food trucks, every Tuesday afternoon, 4:00PM to 7:00PM from May through October. Established in 2011, we’ve spent nearly a decade calling Nashville’s beautiful Sevier Park, home. Named among the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville for the past four consecutive years, our focus is on celebrating the rich food & creative culture of Tennessee. Each week we aim to bring the best locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and so much more, to you, all in a fun, family friendly, environment!

Website: https://www.12southfarmersmarket.com

Franklin Farmers Market

Website: https://franklinfarmersmarket.com/

The Franklin Farmers Market is a true Tennessee farmers market. From produce, fruit and dairy to baked goods and meats, you’ll find delicious fresh food at the Franklin Farmers Market. And because it’s all from local farms, the variety of goods increases and changes each week through the seasons. You can taste the difference, because it all comes straight from the farm to the market, ripe and ready to enjoy. It’s Tennessee farm fresh food from real farmers, every Saturday morning at the Franklin Farmers Market. Plus, there are a select number of local crafts persons at the market too, with unique and beautiful goods for you to enjoy.

The non-profit FFM believes that local family farms can remain successful with support from the market to stay productive. Productive family farms are important to both the economic and environmental structures of Middle Tennessee communities and the Franklin Farmers Market is working to ensure the future of farming in Tennessee.

Local Brands-

Noble Springs Goat Cheese

NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY IS A GRADE A GOAT DAIRY AND ARTISANAL GOAT CHEESE MAKING OPERATION THAT WAS LICENSED IN 2009. THE DAIRY FARM IS JUST 6 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN, TN.

THE SPRAWLING FARM INCLUDES SEVERAL VALLEYS AND NATURAL SPRINGS AND IS PROTECTED BY A CONSERVATION EASEMENT THROUGH THE LAND TRUST FOR TENNESSEE, WHICH MEANS IT WILL ALWAYS BE FARMLAND.

Website: https://noble-springs.com/

Perfectly Cordial

Perfectly Cordial premium craft mixer is made from a variety of fresh squeeze juices, a unique global spice blend, and pure cane sugar.  Simply mix with your favorite spirit for the perfect cocktail or combine with sparkling water or tonic for a refreshing mocktail.

Website: https://www.perfectlycordial.com/

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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