Outdoor lifestyle company MeatEater, Inc. announced today that it hired renowned Atlanta-based chef Kevin Gillespie as its new Culinary Contributor. In his new role with the company, Gillespie will contribute to MeatEater’s’s growing content network of podcasts, video series, and articles with the aim of inspiring those who appreciate the field-to-table culinary aesthetic to cook restaurant-worthy meals and also grow and harvest wild foods in more sustainable and thoughtful ways. “You’ve got ‘celebrity’ chefs who are well-known because of how often they’re on TV, and then you’ve got the chefs that are famous because they are the best at what they do,” said MeatEater founder and Chief Creative Officer Steven Rinella. “Kevin Gillespie is one of the latter. He’s one of the most original culinary minds in America and a longtime outdoorsman, so we couldn’t have asked for a better fit to round out our culinary team for those who want more content about the best way to handle and prepare wild game and other wild food.” “Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an avid hunter and fisherman,” said Kevin Gillespie. “If it’s hunting season, you’re just as likely to find me in a tree stand as the kitchen. There’s an unflinching integrity in the way Steve and the MeatEater crew approach food and being outdoors at a time when the industrial pipeline of our food supply is as impersonal as it is unsustainable, cutting us off from the connection humans should have with nature.” Gillespie brings with him 20+ years of culinary and leadership experience, including successfully running his five popular Atlanta-based restaurants and two stints on Bravo’s hit TV show Top Chef during season 6, and Top Chef All Stars L.A. during season 17. In addition to his new role at MeatEater, Gillespie will continue to run his various restaurants and further his philanthropic efforts through his charity the “Defend Southern Food Foundation.” ### About MeatEater, Inc.: MeatEater, Inc. is an outdoor lifestyle media and commerce company founded by renowned writer, TV, and podcast personality Steven Rinella. With the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, MeatEater brings together the leading influencers in the categories of fishing, hunting, wild foods, and conservation to create premium content, experiences, apparel, and equipment. MeatEater, Inc. is the parent company of First Lite, FHF Gear, and Phelps Game Calls. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Aucamp at [email protected] or (704) 249-1430, or contact Melissa Libby at [email protected] or (404) 210-2869. Source: MeatEater, Inc.