The Quimby Colony is currently accepting applications for its culinary artist-in-residence program. Successful candidates will "will be provided lodging, meals and a studio for research, reading and creating. Our expansive kitchen provides a laboratory setting for creativity with food. We will honor your presence with daily time to study, investigate and create with food."
That means no day-to-day duties for up to three months! Imagine what would be possible from the city's brilliant culinary minds if they had such time and space, both physically and psychically, as well as camaraderie to challenge and encourage creativity. It's too delicious to think about.
Applicants should submit a proposal outlining how they will develop their personal repertoire of skills and food styling. The colony also urges the use of local farm-to-table products when available and support for sustainable food culture.
I have applications, and they are also available by emailing the Quimby representative (address at the website), or contact me nwood(at)nashvillescene(dot)com.
Nashville has a long list of chefs and caterers worthy of the gift of time and space to develop. If you know a chef who should hear about this fellowship, please forward this link.