CHEF MASHAMA BAILEY
EVENTS: IDE ALL-STAR CULINARY BASH
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: Institute of Culinary Education
BACKGROUND: Prune (NYC)
CURRENTLY: The Grey, The Grey Market (Savannah)
WHY SHE IS AMAZING: Mashama Bailey is the executive chef of The Grey, an award-winning restaurant set in a former Greyhound bus terminal in Savannah, GA. Since opening in December 2014, The Grey has earned a number of accolades, including being named one of Food & Wine’s Restaurants of The Year, one of Eater’s 21 Best New Restaurants in America, one of Bon Appétit’s 50 nominees for Best New Restaurants in America, and a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s 2015 Best New Restaurant award, thanks in large part to Mashama’s flavorful dishes that highlight local and seasonal ingredients. In 2018, Mashama herself was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Southeast award. Prior to opening The Grey with owner Johno Morisano, Mashama served under the tutelage of Gabrielle Hamilton at New York City’s Prune.
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH SHE’S EATING IN: Chinatown; San Francisco