TABOR LUCKEY

CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE CHEF & CO-OWNER

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Tabor Luckey was born and raised in northwestern Montana, and has been in the restaurant industry for over 18 years. Luckey started his hospitality career as a bus boy at a new restaurant that opened by his house on Flathead Lake. He stayed there for seven years and left as the executive chef. After graduating from high school Luckey travelled overseas, where he attended seminars at both La Cordon Bleu's in Paris and London. Once returning to the states, he moved to Rhode Island to attend Johnson & Wales University, majoring in culinary arts and foodservice management, he graduated magna cum laude with both degrees.

While attending Johnson & Wales he competed in both hot and cold food competitions, as well as winning the national college ice carving championship two years in a row. He moved to Wales and worked at the Celtic Manor, the 2010 Ryder Cup location. Luckey spent the majority of his time working at Ownes, now The Crown at Whitebrook, which is a Michelin star rated restaurant. He also spent a great deal of time working in the banquet kitchen doing dinners for up to 1,500 people.

After moving back to the states, he started working for an upscale casual corporate restaurant group based in Nashville. He trained in Chicago, and then moved to Livonia, Michigan, and finally here to Nashville in 2004. He became the executive chef of two locations in Nashville, as well as a corporate trainer opening five new locations. After six years with this restaurant group he decided to start working as a Culinary Instructor at the Art Institute of Tennessee.

He became a partner and the executive chef of both Whitfield's Restaurant and Bar and Bria Bistro in August of 2010, and added Harding House at Belle Meade Plantation in May 2011 to his credentials. Catering and creating dynamic events is something Luckey has always been passionate about, and this passion led to the creation of Infinity Events & Catering in May 2011. Since then, he along with Nathaniel Beaver opened The Bridge Building Event Spaces, The Bell Tower12th & Porter, and The Quarter.