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Ashley Christensen

Poole's Diner

Ashley Christensen is the chef/owner of Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Chuck’s, Fox Liquor Bar, Death & Taxes, Bridge Club, and Poole’side Pies, all located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Ashley’s cooking-hinged on her philosophy of bright, fresh flavors and locally grown, seasonal ingredients has garnered local and national acclaim. In 2019, she received her second James Beard Award for the category of “Outstanding Chef", five years after the foundation first honored her with the award for “Best Chef: Southeast” in 2014. She is the author of the cookbook, "Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner", which was published by Ten Speed Press in fall 2016 and named one of the top cookbooks of the fall by the New York Times.

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