Inspired first in his family’s kitchen in Mexico and later educated at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Adrian Villarreal, brings years of international experience and classic training to The Spence. Villarreal’s love of food and his diverse culinary background add a crucial dimension to the exciting and unique dishes offered on The Spence menu. Villarreal began his career in France where he gained experience working at both Le Doyenne and La Maree. Stateside, Villarreal launched his career in the Atlanta dining scene in 2002 as chef de partie at famed Joël. Following Joël, Villarreal worked as the Executive Chef of Atlanta’s TAP, where he demonstrated dedication and talent after joining their team in 2007. Today, Villarreal can be found alongside Chef Richard Blais offering ever-changing dishes at The Spence in Midtown Atlanta.