Meet Chef Nate Allen, the Owner of Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine
Nate Allen is the chef/owner of Knife & Fork Restaurant in Spruce Pine, NC. He is a father. He is a drummer. He is a friend of farmers. Chef Allen has worked all over the world cooking and studying various cultural relationships to food. He is an entertainer who has always loved the magic that occurs when people break bread and share wine and time. Dedication to an authentic taste of time and place has led Nate on a mission to use only the most perfect locally available products prepared and presented in a way that reflects the moods and tones of each micro season.
Community is the main pillar of Nate’s philosophy. That a restaurant could support an agricultural and artistic community in a symbiotic relationship is a dream that Nate gets to realize everyday. Nate is a man that takes his work very seriously. He loves cooking, and he loves you.
Chef Nate Allen was a Southeast Semifinalist for a James Beard Award, competing against other esteemed chefs in the region for the title of Best Chef.