Delta Supper Club Welcomes Chef Crystal McKone
CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On October 18th, Delta Supper Club will host its 17th family-style supper in the Mississippi Delta. The Friday night dinner will be held in Clarksdale at the historic Bank of Clarksdale building and will welcome Chef Crystal McKone of Old Town Stock House in Guntersville, Ala.
McKone graduated from the French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center in New York City. She worked her way through the restaurant industry as server, bartender, line cook, Sous Chef, Executive Chef, and General Manager in Manhattan and in Atlanta at Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta, The St. Regis Hotel, and Buttermilk Kitchen before moving home to Alabama to open her own restaurant, Old Town Stock House.
“I don’t like to put myself in a box,” she said. “I consider my style and that of the restaurant to be Southern American and exploring.” McKone enjoys sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and simply elevating them.
“I heard about Old Town Stockhouse from a few friends and then had the pleasure of judging a cooking competition with Chef Crystal about a year ago,” says DSC co-founder Stewart Robinson. “I had the opportunity to dine at her restaurant this summer and was blown away. Old Town Stockhouse, under Chef Crystal McKone’s direction, is putting out some of the best food I have eaten in the last several years. We are very excited to introduce her to our members and friends.”
The October 18th supper will take place during Clarksdale’s Deep Blues Festival, making it a full weekend full of Delta goodness.
ABOUT DELTA SUPPER CLUB
Delta Supper Club is a members-only social culinary circle that provides once-in-a-lifetime taste experiences. Our ultimate goal is to preserve and celebrate the rich culture that the Mississippi Delta has to offer by providing top-notch, local food prepared by acclaimed chefs and libations from local brewers, distillers, and sommeliers. Delta Supper Club hosts these events at culturally significant sites along the plains of the Mississippi Delta. Proceeds from Delta Supper Club help fund the DSC Scholarship Fund, providing local students a chance to pursue a career in culinary arts. For more, visit deltasupperclub.com.