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Joseph Lenn

Chef / Walland, TN
Joseph Lenn
Photo by Andrew Cebulka

James Beard Award nominee
Title: Chef
Location: Walland, TN
Establishment: The Barn at Blackberry Farm

Why he's a big deal: The Tennessee native was inspired by his mother and grandmother at an early age, and got his start in the butcher shop of a local independent grocery store in his hometown. He has been nominated for both a James Beard award for Best Chef Southeast and Food & Wine's The People's Choice Best New Chef: Southeast.