Chef Kevin Gillespie, a finalist on "Top Chef," runs two Atlanta-area restaurants.

Another fan favorite, Hector Santiago, runs two Latin-inspired restaurants in Atlanta.

Kevin Rathbun runs several well-known restaurants, including Kevin Rathbun Steak.

Celebrity Chefs: The Cherries On Top of Atlanta’s Restaurant Scene

Atlanta is a hot spot for movie and television production, with such fan favorites as “Baby Driver,” “Guardian of the Galaxy 2,” “The Walking Dead,” “Atlanta,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Fast and Furious” and “Spider Man: Homecoming” all shot in metro Atlanta. But the area is not just home to Hollywood stars. Atlanta has an number of stars who gained their fame in the kitchen.

Here are some of our favorite celebrity chefs and tips on where you can see and – better yet – taste their creations.

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Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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