The Meal That Heals

2019 CHEFS Blog

We are sure that you have noticed, Nashville is changing.  From the influx of bachelorettes and Airbnbs, to the great restaurant expansion in the last decade, many folks are both excited and bewildered with the transformation of our wonderful city.  We want the The Meal that Heals to showcase how Nashville chefs are embracing that change by creating a partnership with each course.  Two chefs, one a stalwart in the Nashville scene, the other a relative newcomer to the town or to the business, work together in a nod to Old School/ New School Nashville in support of a great cause.

Sam Tucker


A native of St. Louis, Sam Tucker is the founder of Village Bakery and Provisions, formerly housed in the Nashville Farmers Market. Having worked int he Nashville culinary scene for almost three decades, Tucker has served at establishments such as Watermark, The Kitchen at 404, The Wild Boar, and The Hermitage Hotel to name a few. Village Bakery and Provisions currently provides artisan breads and pastries to many upper echelon dining establishments in middle Tennessee.

Teresa Parr