Chef Michael Tuohy, has earned his culinary stripes through a variety of notable ventures. Today, as Chef/Owner of Woodfire Grill, he and his staff are especially proud to have been the focus of such acclaim by such publications as Food and Wine Magazine, Gourmet and Wine Spectator.

As its name implies, Woodfire Grill is known for fire-roasted and grilled organic specialties, in a warm, rustic setting. Meats and local produce are combined creatively in a fresh, seasonal menu. The spin-off Café at Woodfire is located in the "Front Room" of Woodfire Grill. It features a romantic neighborhood ambience with European appeal, where the menu is inspired by the day’s freshest ingredients…. cured meats, artisan cheeses, Paninis, house-made breads and pastries, soups, salads, and house-made sausages.

Tuohy’s career began in San Francisco under the tutelage of Chef Joyce Goldstein of Square One Restaurant. In 1986, Tuohy’s move to Atlanta to open Chefs’ Café would prove to be an excellent decision, as the establishment was soon selected as one of Atlanta’s top five restaurants by Zagat, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution and Atlanta Magazine. Tuohy was also the force behind both Chefs’ Grill and the Ocean Club Restaurant & Bar, and was a partner in the acquisition of Indigo Coastal Grill as well as General Manager of Tom Tom Bistro.

In early 1999, Tuohy launched his own restaurant consulting service which included work for Murphy’s, Coyote Café Cookbook, Francesca’s in San Antonio, Fishmonger Seafood Grill, and Nashville’s Sunset Grill and Midtown Café. He then served as Managing Partner/Executive Chef at Murphy’s restaurant until deciding to launch his newest concept, Woodfire Grill.

Tuohy has served on the local chapter board of the American Institute of Wine & Food, Atlanta’s Table, Georgia Grown Co-op for the Organic Growers Association, High Museum Wine Auction, and he Chaired the Olympic Task Force for the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. He is also co-founder of the Downtown Restaurant Association.






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