Hello Asheville!
Our special guest on AVL Food Fans tonight is Liam Luttrell-Rowland who is the Chef of the Edington Center and the Lead Trainer for the Green Opportunities‘ GO-Kitchen Ready program!
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Chef Liam (right) works with a couple of the guys enrolled in the GO! Kitchens program.

Chef Liam has been cooking for over 15 years, with past positions including Pastry Chef of the The Admiral, Sous Chef for Brewster Fish House, and Chef De Cuisine at the BlackFish. More recently he’s been featured by the Blind Pig Supper Club and Southern Living. Chef Liam has even cooked for celebrities like Owen Wilson and David Byrne! He’s a super interesting guy, and definitely one of the heroes of Asheville’s food scene!

Joe and I will also also be delivering the food news, which includes:

French Broad Food Co-op is expanding big time.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. has a new holiday IPA
Asheville Independent Restaurant Association‘s Taste of Asheville is coming!
• Wine and Coffee coming to Eagle Street?
• Suzie’s Gypsy Queen deli is open.

If you have exciting Food News for us to report on AVL Food Fans, please contact me at

At the end of the show, Joe and I will be discussing Public Relations, using local gaffes and goofs as examples, as well as highlighting venues who do it right. Is there really no such thing as bad publicity? Ask Jared and Jacob how they feel about that old cliche.

Tune in to hear us stream LIVE at 8pm tonight, and be sure to join us in the chat room too!

You can listen in live TONIGHT, and catch past episodes in the meantime, by going to or look for us and subscribe for FREE through iTunes store!

Thanks so much for listening! With over 4,100 listens so far, you’ve made AVL Food Fans the most popular podcast ever… about food… in Asheville.

-Stu Helm


Chef Joe Scully (L) and Stu Helm (R): AVL Food Fans


You can listen to the current and past episodes of AVL Food Fans at where you can also download it.  It is available for free from the iTunes store as well. Thanks as always to our Producer Matt from ZaPow studios, as well as WPVM 103.7 The Voice, who rebroadcast our show every Friday at 5pm, and of course, our underwriters, Chestnut, The Corner Kitchen, and Corner Kitchen Catering. And thanks to our listeners! We appreciate you guys very much!


IMG_0273Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook.


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