Rusty Hamlin

Richard Ryan Hamlin

Our chef takes great pride in creating new menu items and events every season.

RUSTY HAMLIN is a partner and consultant with Atkins Park Taverns and the executive chef for Zac Brown Brand and host of the renowned pre-concert dinner party, the "Eat & Greet" and most recently the Southern Ground Tailgate on 18 Wheels.

Born in Baton Rouge, Rusty grew up steeped in Louisiana's famed culinary culture, with jambalaya and gumbo among his go-to dishes. Rusty landed his first job as a line cook at Belle of Baton Rouge and shortly thereafter was brought in to revamp the kitchen and menu at Atlanta's Atkins Park. Rusty is now an owner and executive chef of Atkins Park in Smyrna, GA, with a menu that nods to his Cajun/Creole inspirations. His success with the restaurant's revamp led him to start a suburban satellite location of Atkins Park, this time in Atlanta, which has now seen over a decade of success.