Chef Andrea Foster will celebrate the grand opening of her restaurant The Preservery in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen stall at The Pizitz Food Hall on Friday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m. REV CEO David Fleming will introduce Chef Dre, who will share her culinary inspiration and entrepreneurial journey with the audience.
The Preservery soft opened Sunday, and has been serving an abbreviated menu this week as the team gets comfortable in the space.
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After Friday’s grand opening storytelling, Chef Dre will take lunch orders starting at 11 a.m. Choose from Southern favorites full of international flavor influences. Her “fusion soul food” menu includes Gulf Shrimp and Grits, Jambalaya Fried Rice, Laden Gumbo, Banana Speculoos Pudding, and more. View the full menu here.
REV’s REVeal Kitchen is a business accelerator for culinary graduates of REV’s BIZ 1.0 and Create Birmingham‘s CO.STARTERS business development programs. Chef Dre is the third chef in REVeal Kitchen, where she’ll be testing and tweaking her business model throughout her short-term lease.
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