This event is now open to all Epicurean and Magellan Club members.
- 6:00, Mix & Mingle in bar area
- 7.00, Dinner in restaurant
Watershed on Peachtree is an award-winning restaurant, located in the heart of Buckhead’s historic Brookwood Hills neighborhood. An industry pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Watershed continues to showcase its roots in soulful Southern cuisine, while also introducing modern, ingredient-driven techniques. This concept of reverence meets innovation is driven by new executive chef and owner Matt Marcus and his passion for cooking in the moment and redefining “New South” cuisine. An Atlanta native who has always had a love for the neighborhood staple, Marcus introduces a fully reimagined menu, nodding to the seasonal, Southern roots of the beloved restaurant – but with an evolutionary, whimsical twist.
Since opening in 1999 and earning a James Beard Award in the process, previous owners Emily Saliers of the Grammy award-winning folk rock group, Indigo Girls and Ross Jones moved the restaurant from Decatur to its current Brookwood Hills location in May 2012. With a long history of talent in the kitchen, Marcus will continue to push Watershed’s menu to new culinary heights as its new executive chef and owner. While most elements will change, a few beloved traditions will stay the same, and we invite you to join our evolutionary journey.Matt Marcus
With more than 15 years of experience in the kitchen, Matt Marcus was born into the business as a third-generation chef who inherited a joy for cooking from his mother Annette, who operates a catering company in Atlanta. Determined to turn his passion into a career, Marcus completed studies at the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program and earned several chef certifications. As he developed his culinary career, Marcus became executive chef at Hennens in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2011. In addition, Marcus has been included in “Best Chefs America,” a guide to top talent across the country.
Upon returning to Georgia, Marcus joined the team at Buckhead’s Italian dining gem, Portofino, as executive chef in May 2014. Marcus strives to use local ingredients in the kitchen, accentuating natural flavors to highlight the simplicity of fresh fare in his recipes. Committed to customer service, Marcus takes pride in establishing relationships with guests to ensure they receive an ideal dining experience each time they walk into the restaurant. Prior to Portofino, Marcus spent time working at Atlanta local fine dining establishments including Chops, JCT Kitchen, Woodfire Grill, and Cibo e Beve.