Punch Bowl Social taps Hugh Acheson as culinary partner

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Punch Bowl Social has brought on chef Hugh Acheson as culinary partner of the eatertainment concept, which has been working to build out its culinary team.

Acheson, who runs four restaurants in Georgia and is also known for his role as a judge on “Top Chef,” will spearhead the brand’s culinary direction and debut its revamped menu on Aug. 26.

Going forward, he will oversee seasonal menu shifts and daily specials across Punch Bowl Social’s six units, as well as offer additional guidance, the concept said.

“[Acheson] blends modern cooking techniques and trends with an authentic Southern culinary platform,” Robert Thompson, CEO of Punch Bowl Social, said in a statement. “The partnership with Hugh brings an injection of soulfulness to our menu while providing a consistent, disciplined and innovative approach to our culinary program.”

Earlier this summer, Denver-based Punch Bowl Social added a national culinary director and regional executive chef as it plans for expansion.

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