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The Barn at Blackberry Farm wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Service

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Chateaux property and restaurant, receives its third James Beard Foundation Award in the last three years with the acceptance of the 2015 James Beard Award for Outstanding Service.
The James Beard Award for Outstanding Service is representative of the best restaurant service in the United States with Blackberry Farm competing against four other finalists from New Orleans, San Francisco, New York and Chicago.
“After back-to-back years of humbling recognition for our culinary experience with former Executive Chef Joseph Lenn as Best Chef, Southeast in 2013, and Director of Food and Beverage and Lead Sommelier Andy Chabot for Outstanding Wine Program in 2014, we are incredibly honored this year as the winner of the Outstanding Service Award,” said Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall. “This award is an honor among such a distinguished group of fellow peers, and I am incredibly proud of our entire Blackberry Farm team for their dedication and passion for quality.”
The Barn at Blackberry Farm first opened its doors in September of 2007 with James Beard nominations every year since its opening.  The daily operations of The Barn are led by Director of Food and Beverage Andy Chabot, and Executive Chef Cassidee Dabney at the helm of the kitchen. Together and along with 150 food and beverage focused team members, they create dining experiences throughout a guest’s stay that strives to provide an authentic expression of the Smoky Mountains coupled with a strong dose of Southern hospitality.  
"We are just so proud of our team and their tireless efforts to put our guests’ needs first," said Andy Chabot. “They love what they do and it shows!”

“This remarkable award came from years of real determination, commitment and passion by our team," said Proprietor Sam Beall. "A James Beard Award further validates that our humble little place in the hills of Tennessee offers the highest level of excellence in service in everything that we do!" 

Click here to watch the video from the Awards!