Authentic Chefs

We seek out chefs with authenticity and a dedicated commitment to using their own regional foods in a sincere and unique way. Some faces you will recognize and others we hope you will discover here for the first time. Southern Skillet Vinegars can work well with any cuisine, but all our chefs believe, as we do, that the greatest meals can be created from the most honest ingredients.


Executive Chef C.R. “Robbie” Nicolaisen

For the past 13 years Chef C.R. “Robbie” Nicolaisen has been highly recognized in and around the Carolinas for his farm-to-table style of cuisine. He was awarded several academic scholarships while attending the highly accredited Johnson and Wales University in … Continue reading


Travis Grimes

Travis Grimes Travis Grimes has been cooking almost as long as he’s lived in the Lowcountry of South Carolina—which is to say, most of his life. He was taught the basics at home and worked as a cook at different … Continue reading

Tasia Malakasis

Tasia Malakasis

Tasia Malakasis Tasia Malakasis is owner and president of Belle Chevre, an award-winning cheese producer located in Elkmont, Alabama, and author of the cookbook Tasia’s Table. Heralded by Southern Living, it marks the culmination of the meals she enjoyed with her Southern grandmother, … Continue reading


Jamey Fader

Chef Jamey Fader A DC transplant to Denver, Chef Jamey Fader has been named the mile-high city’s chef of the year, and his award-winning coastal Mexican restaurant, LOLA, is equally familiar to Denver locals and visiting celebrities. Jamey is as … Continue reading

Martha Hall Foose

Martha Hall Foose

Martha Hall Foose Mississippi maven of all great Southern food and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and the equally stunning A Southerly Course. Keep up with Martha at or find her on facebook. We’ve adapted her hominy … Continue reading