Food Network Celebrity Chef Pat Neely has teamed up with Nutwood Winery to host a series of intimate al-fresco dining experiences during the Barrels, Blues and Barbecue series. Each Friday of the series, Chef Neely will fire up the grill to create a 3-course sampling of his award-winning BBQ while Nutwood Winery owners, Neil & Trish Liechty, will be on hand to provide wine pairing recommendations throughout your meal.
Due to high demand and limited seating the Friday night dinners with Chef Neely require advance ticket purchases.
2020 Celebrity Chef Dinner Dates
Friday Nights (6-9pm): April 24, May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 25, and October 23.
Celebrity Chef Dinner
Included with your ticket:
VIP Meet & Greet with Chef Neely
3-course menu featuring Chef Neely’s own BBQ
Wine pairing featuring Nutwood Winery’s signature wines
Gratuity & Tax included
20% discount on any bottle or case purchases
Tickets go on sale 1 month before each sitting.
A restaurateur for over 25 years, Pat Neely owned and operated the award-winning Neely’s BBQ chain in Tennessee, which at its peak, had five locations across Memphis and Nashville, including the FedEx Forum (6 concessions) and the Nashville International Airport. Pat later expanded his restaurant enterprises to New York City with the Neely’s Barbecue Parlor. He won best BBQ in Memphis in 1997; the prestigious 2005 Business of the Year Award from the Memphis Business Journal, and in 2007, Pat was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Memphis Restaurant Association. He has served on the boards of the Memphis Restaurant Association, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, the Memphis Food Bank and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In 2008, Pat exploded onto the national television scene as the star of Food Network’s Down Home with the Neely’s, where he shared the secrets behind his favorite dishes and his passion for food, family and fun. Down Home with the Neely’s was the highest-rated series debut in the history of Food Network’s “In the Kitchen” block. The show enjoyed thirteen successful seasons on that network and its sister channel, Great American Country. In this era, Pat also appeared in programming for Cooking Channel, TBS and ABC.
After nearly a decade of experience as a television personality, Pat took his media career to a new level for the 2016-2017 seasons by hosting and executive producing SAVE TO WIN, a game show broadcast nationally every Saturday on the CW Television Network as part of its “One Magnificent Morning” programming block.
Building on his tremendous success in television, Pat became a respected cookbook author with the New York Times best-seller Down Home with the Neely’s (Knopf, 2009), and its follow-ups, The Neely’s Celebration Cookbook (Knopf 2011) and Back Home with the Neely’s (Knopf 2014). In 2013, he partnered with QVC to offer a line of branded cookware. Additionally, Pat regularly appears on stage offering inspirational speeches and cooking demonstrations to audiences across the United States, Mexico and Asia. Pat has served as a national brand ambassador for companies including Family Dollar Stores, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s and Boston Market.
Promotionally, Pat has appeared on various national television and radio shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Chew, The View, The Talk, The Rachael Ray Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Queen Latifah Show, In the Kitchen with David, The Wendy Williams Show, The Monique Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Sister Circle, Home & Family, Anderson Live, Bethany, Martha Stewart Radio, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, BET’s Lift Every Voice, Sirius XM’s NBA Radio and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. In print, Pat has been featured in a variety of national magazines and papers including The Wall Street Journal, People, USA Today, Food Network Magazine and Sam’s Club Magazine.