Hugh News at Punch Bowl Social

Feed Media client, Punch Bowl Social, made a HUGH announcement this week - Chef Hugh Acheson is joining their team as Culinary Partner.

5280 reports, "Acheson, who is best known as a judge on Top Chef and chef-partner of 5&10 and The National in Athens, Georgia, Empire State South in Atlanta, and The Florence in Savannah, is an avid proponent of seasonally and locally inspired cuisine. Which might make the Punch Bowl Social deal seem a strange partnership. Not at all. 'Robert was looking for somebody to bring focus and...authenticity and the ideas of locality to [Punch Bowl Social],' Acheson says."

According to Colorado Biz, "In this newly created role, Acheson will quarterback the ongoing culinary direction of the growing restaurant concept and further strengthen Punch Bowl Social’s commitment to a seasonally inspired, scratch kitchen. Over the past several months, Acheson has been developing his new menu at Punch Bowl Social – a nearly complete overhaul of the food offerings -- which will be introduced at all Punch Bowl Social locations beginning Aug. 26."

Westword says, "Acheson will be joining veteran Denver chefs Matt Selby, who was hired in June as regional executive chef, and Christopher Cina, who came aboard as national culinary director in July... He'll be collaborating with the culinary team to roll out seasonal menu items as well as green-plate and blue-plate daily specials across the country."

303Magazine shares Punch Bowl Social CEO Robert Thompson's thoughts on the partnership with Acheson, “The partnership with Hugh brings an injection of soulfulness to our menu while providing a consistent, disciplined and innovative approach to our culinary program,” said Robert Thompson, CEO and founder of Punch Bowl Social.With Hugh, we have a seasoned partner who will engineer the food aspect of our business, which is the keystone to our concept’s success within the ‘eatertainment’ category.”

For more media coverage of Acheson joining the Punch Bowl Social team, please see the links below:

Restaurant Business: Punch Bowl Social Taps Hugh Acheson as Culinary Partner -

Buckhead Patch: Hugh Acheson Named Culinary Partner of Punch Bowl Social -

ColoradoBiz Magazine: Punch Bowl Social Partners with Chef Hugh Acheson -

Sacramento Business Journal:5 Things to Know Today and A Celebrity Chef Joins DoCo Eatery -

OregonLIve: Top Chef Judge Named Punch Bowl Social Culinary Director -

Big News Network: Georgia Celebrity Chef Joins Denver Punch Bowl Social -

Full Service Restaurant (FSR Magazine): Chef Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social as Culinary Partner -

Yahoo Finance: Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur and Author, Hugh Acheson, Joins Punch Bowl Social as a Culinary Partner -

Westword: Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social As Culinary Partner -

5280: Celeb Chef Hugh Acheson Signs On to Punch Bowl Social -

Denver Eater: Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social - 'Top Chef' judge Hugh Acheson named Punch Bowl Social culinary partner, new menu to launch this weekend -

9News Denver: Georgia’s celebrity chef joins Denver’s Punch Bowl Social -

Denver Business Journal: Georgia Celebrity Chef Joins Denver’s Punch Bowl Social (*We were also included in the DBJ Afternoon Edition Email News Update) -

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social as Culinary Partner -

Atlanta Eater: Hugh Acheson Adds ‘Culinary Partner” at Denver-Based Chain to His Resume -

Eater Austin: Texas Barbecue Photos, Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social and More -

Eater Chicago: Buzzy Salad Chain Heading to Randolph Row, GT Prime Opening Imminent, More Intel -

303 Magazine: Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson Joins Punch Bowl Social -