Our Stories

 

KAREN PAGANO

OUR STORIES

Our city not only holds the treasure of hospitality simply because we are “Southern”, but we hold this gift because we live it out by our actions every day. Every day across our community, you see southerners rally for each other, to learn and grow together as an innovative culinary destination. Atlanta is a place that people visit from all over the country and world in order to experience our utmost hospitality, incredible cooking, and “shirt off your back” kind of people.

My story started with a supportive family, a love for animals and caring for people, a drive for travel and culture, a passion for being independent yet innovative, and knowing I wanted to be in a place where I felt supported and challenged, which in turn led me here. Here, in this place I call home, in a community of people and an industry I wouldn’t change for anything. 

As a little girl I never dreamed of working in the food and beverage industry, and I’m not sure many people in our industry ever dreamed that dream. It comes naturally, it just happens. I wanted to be a veterinarian, a war photographer, a nurse, and so much more. But never this, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

I want to acknowledge Atlanta as a whole for the people that choose to do life every day serving others, serving our community, and in the end serving their souls. I want to get to know them, and maybe hear a little about where they work within us; but truly understand why Atlanta? Why hospitality? And how they are a part of OUR story together.

"As a little girl I never dreamed of working in the food and beverage industry, and I’m not sure many people in our industry ever dreamed that dream. It comes naturally, it just happens."

We are chefs, hosts and hostesses, mixologists, servers, bartenders, baristas, food runners, students, moms, dads, husbands, sons, daughters, attorneys, photographers, artists, actors, and more… 

so hear our stories, because THIS is the testament to us.
We love Atlanta.  

NOSH TALKS, FOUNDER & CEO- Karen Pagano