Ahmad Nourzad, Executive Chef, Affairs to Remember Caterers
Affairs to Remember Caterers' Executive Chef, Ahmad Nourzad, is responsible for research and development of new food ideas for the company's product line, sourcing and purchasing, food preparation logistics planning for off-site events, and training and managing all kitchen staff. Chef Nourzad is a hands-on chef who can sometimes be seen working on the line. His love of the kitchen and cooking began at an early age in Tehran, Iran, where he was born. Chef Nourzad came to Atlanta by way of Vienna, Austria, and Austin, Texas, where he worked in various positions in the food industry. He has 25 years of experience in all aspects of a working kitchen.
His knowledge of global cuisine is eclipsed only by his passion for environmental stewardship. Chef Nourzad was using both sides of paper sheets and recycling long before it was considered 'cool'. His dedication to sustainability helped propel Affairs into taking initiatives that turn refuse into resources. Any leftover foods are donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and monthly, 14 tons of materials (the equivalent weight of four Toyota Priuses!) are diverted from landfills through our Legacy Green sustainability program.
Chef Nourzad is responsible for executing some of Georgia’s most exclusive events, including the opening of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new International Terminal, the Fernbank Timeless Signature Benefit Gala, and the Buckhead Business Association’s Annual Luncheon and many others.