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Mindful Meals: 13 Restaurants for Enlightened Dining Experiences

Excerpt from OpenTable blog article, January 22, 2019 Cork & Flame, Evans, Georgia Chef Justin Hayes treats ingredients in his dishes with “purpose, balance, finesse, and respect.” The combo fine dining/tapas/wine market culinary destination uses separate grills for vegetarian and vegan dishes, and Hayes sources regionally as much as possible. In fact, even the serving […]

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Augusta Magazine article, November 2018, Photography by John Antaki EAT In the full spirit of passion and collaboration, Cork and Flame is the River Region’s newest and most unique spot for fine dining, perfectly coming together under the guidance of Executive Chef Justin Hayes. Helping to fill the void in the Evans area, the menu […]

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Justin Hayes

Columbia County Magazine article, March 10, 2018 Executive Chef for Cork and Flame Number of years in position: 3 Family: Grandmother, Ellie; mother, Susan Why I’m Passionate About What I Do: Passion is not taught; it comes from within. I’ve done my best to harness this gift and apply it to every aspect of my culinary career. With […]