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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival


The Goat Farm Arts Center is proud to present chef Ford Fry’s sixth annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 20 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 50 of the South’s top chefs along with 19 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions to raise money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen.

Because of the astonishing growth and popularity of the event, the number of participants has outgrown the festival’s home of five years, JCT. Kitchen & Bar. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival celebrates its sixth year at a new location, The Goat Farm Arts Center and is the recipient of The Goat Farm's Arts Investment Package. In collaboration with the festival, the Goat Farm experiential design team has created a dynamic visual and aural environment that will spark thought provoking dialogue for the audience.

Tickets are $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Tuesday, July 1, all ticket prices increase to $70 per person. Tickets will also be available at the door on Sunday, July 20, for $85 per person. A total of 1,900 tickets are available for attendees.

Participating chefs include:

  • Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
  • Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina
  • Gerry Klaskala of Aria
  • Andy Carson and Carla Tomasko of Bacchanalia
  • Lance Gummere of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy
  • Patric Bell-Good of The Barrelhouse
  • Adam Waller of Bocado
  • Bruce Logue of BoccaLupo
  • Suzanne Vizethann of Buttermilk Kitchen
  • Matt Basford of Canoe
  • Whitney Otawka of Cinco y Diez
  • Delia Champion of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
  • Cameron Thompson of Farm Burger
  • Thaddeus Barton of The Farmhouse
  • Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
  • Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir
  • Joey Ward of Gunshow
  • E.J. Hodgkinson with Jason Stanhope of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and FIG (Charleston)
  • Philip Meeker and Jeffrey Wall of Kimball House
  • Joe Schafer with David Bancroft of King + Duke and Acre (Auburn, Ala.)
  • Chrysta Poulos of King + Duke and St. Cecilia
  • Nick Carse of King of Pops
  • Pano I. Karatassos of Kyma
  • Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria
  • Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s Full Service
  • Chris Hall of Local Three
  • Angus Brown of Lusca and Octopus Bar
  • Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
  • Derek Dollar of Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
  • Andrew Isabella and Drew Belline with Josh Habiger of No. 246 and Pinewood Social (Nashville)
  • Adam Evans with Justin Devillier of The Optimist and La Petite Grocery (New Orleans)
  • Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s
  • Ted Lahey of Osteria Mattone and Table & Main
  • Josh Sample + Melissa Allen of Paper Plane
  • Zeb Stevenson of Parish
  • Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75
  • Nick Rutherford of The Porter Beer Bar
  • Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s
  • Ron Eyester of Rosebud, The Family Dog and Timone’s
  • Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
  • Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps
  • Jenny Levison and Jessica Hanners of Souper Jenny
  • Asha Gomez of Spice to Table
  • Craig Richards and Drew Belline with Brandon McGlamery of St. Cecilia and Luma on Park (Orlando)
  • Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol
  • Shean Suter of TRACE
  • DeeDee Niyomkul of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
  • Jamie Adams of Veni Vidi Vici
  • Nick Melvin of Venkman's
  • Matthew Weinstein of Woodfire Grill
  • Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar Brewpub
  • Tyler Williams

Participating mixologists include:

  • Chris Gianaras of 4th & Swift
  • Arianne Fielder of Bellwoods Social House
  • David Durnell of Bocado
  • Mercedes O’Brien of Gunshow
  • Jerry Slater of H. Harper Station
  • Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist
  • Miles MacQuarrie of Kimball House
  • Blake Freeman of KR SteakBar
  • T. Fable Jeon of Le Fat and Miso Izakaya
  • Melissa Gallagher of Leon's Full Service
  • Shanna Mayo of Leon’s Full Service
  • Vince Landi and Zach Capito of Miller Union
  • Ronnie LeClair II of No. 246
  • Paul Calvert of Paper Plane
  • Nate Shuman of Proof and Provision
  • Jeff Jackson of Rosebud
  • Kevin Bragg of Seven Lamps
  • Navarro Carr of The Sound Table
  • Melissa Davis of Woodfire Grill

High-profile judges including Garden & Gun deputy editor Dave Mezz, Esquire food and travel correspondent John Mariani, Tasting Table creative director Todd Coleman and Food & Wine associate food editor Ben Mims are choosing the best tasting dish and best tasting cocktail during the event. The festivities will also include food writer, stylist and photographer Angie Mosier and registered dietician, author and food journalist Carolyn O’Neil as co-masters of ceremonies, as well as live entertainment from DJ Brian Poust, The B-53s and local chef band Five Bone Rack. Special guest David Miller, the actor who played Mason Dixon in the original “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” movie, is returning this year to present the awards to winners. The Atlantan, Crop Organic Vodka, Farmer's Botanical Small Batch Organic Gin, Garnish & Gather, Georgia Crown Distributing Co., Gourmet Foods International, The Icebox, Jezebel, Jim Beam Bourbon, Melwood Springs, My Produce Guy, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Peachtree Tents & Events, Scoutmob, Springer Mountain Farms, W Atlanta Midtown, Watsonia Farms and Wild Heaven Craft Beers are event sponsors. For more information, visit killertomatofest.com.

AKTF strongly encourages attendees to carpool and/or utilize public transportation (MARTA, UBER, etc.). Limited on-site parking is available at the festival.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets and join in on all the tomato-loving fun!