Our city is focused on giving, not receiving, and that above all sets us apart.” - Karen Pagano- Founder of Nosh Talks

Pagano dove into the hospitality industry early, working as a barista, cook and manager all while in high school in north Georgia. She helped open BarrelhouseTakorea and Saltyard and has recently started taking on more marketing, brand-development and planning roles. “Our city is focused on giving, not receiving,” says Karen, “And that above all sets us apart.” She’s worked at restaurant tech startup Orderly, set up the (former) Atlanta branch of the food-and-beverage networking organization, ATL Industree, and works to establish a brand identity for PeachDish, a chef-crafted meal kit service. - Zagat Atlanta 30 Under 30, 2015

Karen is now here bringing Nosh Talks to the Atlanta restaurant community. She strives for the company to be a place for the industry to come together, learn, grow, and share ideas. Providing mentorship opportunities, panel discussions, fun events, it also is a vessel to give back to the non-profits that shape our community today. 

PhotO: Claudia Bost

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