Zeb Stevenson

Executive Chef

Zeb Stevenson, a former Cornell art major, has risen through the ranks to make a culinary name for himself in Atlanta. He has evolved into a forward-thinking chef, and his commitment to local and sustainable ingredients allows him to be at his creative best.


Zeb Stevenson, a former Cornell art major, has risen through the ranks to make a culinary name for himself in Atlanta. Zeb thrived as a young sous chef at the renowned Dick & Harry’s restaurant where he honed his technical skills of butchery, charcuterie, pastry and sauce work. He then advanced his career taking on the position of executive sous chef and opening Spice Market while training under Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the world’s best and most famous chefs. Zeb’s next career move led him to The Livingston as chef de cuisine collaborating with chef Gary Mennie and he was quickly promoted to executive chef. During his tenure at The Livingston, he won Food Network’s “Chopped” cooking competition and opened Proof + Provision speakeasy, which became an immediate success. Zeb is USDA-certified in canning which adds unique creativity to his repertoire. Zeb has evolved into a forward-thinking chef, and his commitment to local and sustainable ingredients allows him to be at his creative best. His most recent work was as the executive chef at Watershed.

"My biggest inspiration comes from what’s walking in the back door. The rule i made for myself: whatever walks in the back door - provided it’s superior quality - goes on the plate."

AWARDS:

  • 2012 Chopped winner (season 12, episode 13)

IN THE PRESS:

  • 2017 Haute Living: "Haute Top 5: Best Martinis in Atlanta"
  • 2017 Atlanta Magazine: "Why you should use every part of the carrot, according to Watershed chef Zeb Stevenson"
  • 2017 Zagat: "Eat This Now: 12 New Dishes to Try in Atlanta"
  • 2017 Garden & Gun: "Garden & Gun’s Fried Chicken Bucket List"
  • 2017 AJC: "Numerous Atlanta Chefs Join Better Burger Quest"
  • 2017 Atlanta Insider: "WHERE TO FIND THE BEST SOUTHERN FOOD IN ATLANTA"
  • 2017 Creative Loafing: "100 Dishes to Eat in Atlanta Now"
  • 2016 Creative Loafing: "Industry Insiders: Zeb Stevenson"

Recipes from Zeb Stevenson


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