Chef Drew Van Leuvan, a 14-year veteran of the food industry, brings his passion for creating pasta and pastry dishes to Spice in the position of Executive Chef. His blend of culinary expertise and creative genius creates a simple yet tantalizing menu that will leave Atlantans wanting more. Van Leuven had already set a precedent for fine dining in Atlanta at Toast, and as the proprietor of Pan de Mie Pasta Company, a purveyor of hand-made pasta serving 28 establishments in Atlanta and Athens, GA.

Prior to heading culinary direction for Toast, Chef Van Leuvan perfected his culinary skills in the kitchen of Spice Restaurant, where he served in the capacity of Chef de Cuisine, and as Sous Chef at Asher Restaurant.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Chef Van Leuvan boasts an impressive background, having labored under the tutelage of such acclaimed chefs as Jean Louis Palladin, Guenter Seeger, Michael Tuohy, Timothy Dean, Mark Dommen, Daryl Evans and Thomas Catherall.

At Spice, Van Leuvan’s menu is inspired by reinvented French classics with a Mediterranean flair, and boasts many pasta and pastry creations. With a refreshingly simple approach to cuisine, his specialties bring new life to dishes such as corn and mascarpone agnolotti with chanterelle mushrooms; and caramelized salmon with asparagus, tender scallops, English peas and cipollini onions. Desserts are just as irresistible, such as individual blueberry pies, a delightful take on the rustic clafouti.






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