Chef John Fleer

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Chef John Fleer can be considered a “local” to some degree, having been born and raised on the “right side” of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina. Following a notable fourteen year career as executive chef at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, John continues to share his culinary experience at Canyon Kitchen located inside Jennings Barn. For the 2015 season, dining will be available to residents and the public by reservation.

As John recounts through an old Irish proverb, “the laughter is brightest where the food is best,” which aptly describes the food and the atmosphere you can expect to enjoy at Canyon Kitchen. John’s creations strike an informal, nostalgic and often playful chord through the history of Southern Appalachia and the broader South. Fresh produce and organic selections from our own community gardens and the surrounding area are served with pride and delight. The laughter around the table just seems to follow, naturally.