(Savannah, GA)  Local Chef Matt Cohen, Owner of The New South Café, launches a new radio show in May.  The AM Radio show, The New South Journal with Chef Matt, will air each week on Star 1400.
The New South Journal will be a fun and informative show about food, restaurants and the latest happenings and current trends.  Chef Matt is an award-winning, gourmet chef and leader in the hospitality industry who has become a local celebrity due to his very popular restaurant The New South Cafe and his widespread non-profit work throughout the Savannah area.  Cohen is on the cutting edge of the Savannah hospitality scene and in-the-know, guaranteeing to educate and inform the public on a variety of exciting topics, sharing exclusive information and even some culinary secrets.
The New South Café is an innovative restaurant at the forefront of redefining classical southern cuisine.  The first restaurant in town to fuse the concepts of traditional southern fare and gourmet cuisine, The New South Café has contributed an unmatched style and flair to the Savannah community all its own and has become a landmark for locals and tourists alike.  The New South Café was recently honored with the Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award.
Chef Matt is a visionary and veteran within the hospitality industry who has recently channeled that long standing experience into two new ventures, The Coastal Catering Alliance and Savannah DMC, which have added a new spark to Savannah’s hospitality and tourism scene.  The Coastal Catering Alliance (CCA) is a professional hospitality cooperative made up of the areas top chefs and catering companies which offers an expansion of services not available from other small independent firms including the ability to cater an event for up to 25,000 people. The Savannah DMC is the area’s most professional and experienced Destination Management Company, able to assist in group planning for any occasion inc luding conventions, corporate meetings, large receptions and vacations. 912-313-8781 www.savannahdmc.com
A fifth generation Savannah native, Chef Matt is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, one of the top rated culinary schools in the world, and an award-winning culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  Cohen returned to Savannah in 2000 establishing a highly successful catering business, Professional Chef Services which provides upscale catering services throughout Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.  C hef Matt opened The New South Café in 2006, making his long time dream of owning a gourmet restaurant in historic Savannah a reality.
The New South Café is open Tuesday through Saturday, serving lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm.  The New South Express Café, a new addition to the restaurant, offers a separate menu and allows the guest to dine in and get out in about thirty minutes for just $10.  The New South Café offers upscale catering services available in-flight, for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs.  For more information visit www.thenewsouthcafe.com or call 912-233-7558.

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