Chef Deborah VanTrece is the owner and chef of numerous award-winning restaurants in the Atlanta region. Her vast restaurant and culinary empire includes Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Edible Art and a catering business that has drawn rave reviews since it first opened.
Following her time as a flight attendant, VanTrece began her culinary career in 1994 when she graduated as the valedictorian of her class at the Art Institute. Working as an Executive Chef for a catering company by 1996, she enjoyed great success during the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta. She was hired to cook for several foreign dignitaries and international executives and won acclaim for her mastery of imported cooking techniques and delicious globally-informed cuisine.
First opened in late 2014, transitioning locations in 2016, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours’ first iteration was voted best new restaurant in Atlanta by the Georgia Voice, ranked among the best new openings in Atlanta by Thrillist and has been featured on the Cooking Channel’s ‘Late Nite Eats’ and Genius Kitchen’s ‘Carnivorous’. While focusing on the restaurant, VanTrece continues to grow her catering business with a list of distinctive clients. Chef VanTrece was awarded the Atlanta Business League’s 2017 Super Tuesday Conference Award for Creative Style while her recipes have been showcased at the James Beard House and in the American Cuisine Cook Book. New York times featured Deborah in their article highlighting the journey for women in the culinary arts world.