Katie Button

Katie Button


About Katie Button

Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Bar de Tapas and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina, which have earned world-wide recognition and accolades and Button both a James Beard Award nomination and place among Food & Wine's 2015 Best New Chefs. Chef Button is also a member of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board made up of innovators in the culinary landscape. In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage. Chef Button recently completed the expansion of Cúrate Bar de Tapas, adding a jamoneria with charcuterie to go and a bar inspired by the vermuterias of Spain, with cocktails and a selection of Spanish vermouth, sherry and cider on tap and by the bottle.

My Venues


    • Best Chef: Southeast Nominee, 2018
      James Beard Foundation

      Where I Go Out

      Behind the Scenes

      Ended our #4thofjuly family
      "Ended our #4thofjuly family dinner with a peach, blackberry, and thyme galette. I love galettes, maybe more than pie because I am flaky crust kinda girl and the crust:filling ratio is perfect! I also love them because no matter how you fold them or throw them together they always look beautiful....next I want to turn a classic southern tomato pie into a galette. Here’s to a delicious galettey summer! 📸: @felixmeana"
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      Last night I teamed up with
      "Last night I teamed up with the industry’s best to take a look at trends through the last few decades - and what a fun ride! As a throwback to the 2000s (my #ElBulli days), I created a version of our ajo blanco with green grapes and poached prawns, spherifications, airs and all. Thanks to @granthorntonusa and @theleebros for hosting a great event! @atlfoodandwine #knowthesouth #AFWF18 @andreagailreusing @kellyfields @cheetieku @chefdigby @thecrunkleton @femingtonsteele . . . . (Hint) In the #cúratecookbook you can find a similar version made with crab #bullianos #ATL #ajoblanco #prawns #thatsawrap"
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      Perfect snack for a Saturday
      "Perfect snack for a Saturday afternoon at home during #easter weekend. Lemon Blueberry Cake , one piece just isn’t enough!"
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      At My Venues