TWO urban licks, the iconic, go-to dining destination located on the Atlanta BeltLine, is thrilled to announce Jay Swift as executive chef. The award-winning chef and restauranteur boasts more than 30 years of culinary experience and has honed his skills in kitchens across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions including Washington D.C., his home state of Maryland, Boston, and New York City before landing in Atlanta.
“Jay’s resume speaks for itself. A long time contributor and innovator in the Atlanta dining scene over the years, he has helmed some of the top kitchens in Atlanta as a chef and an operator,” says Bob Amick, says Bob Amick, owner and founder of Concentrics Restaurants. “We are excited about Jay joining our team and working together with him as we pave our path into our third decade of serving Atlanta.”
Upon his arrival to Atlanta, Swift quickly became a beloved chef, restauranteur, and fixture in the culinary community. He is best known for taking the reins at South City Kitchen where he received rave reviews for his successful overhaul of the restaurant’s contemporary Southern menu and his highly applauded restaurant, 4th & Swift, which received significant local and national recognition. For his latest adventure, Swift is at the helm of the kitchen at TWO urban licks. Offering a one of a kind dining experience, TWO continues to receive praise and earn accolades for its fiery wood-fired cuisine, impressive wine program featuring a 26-foot wine on tap barrel wall, and expansive, dog-friendly patio. A mainstay throughout his culinary career, Swift will once again use the freshest and finest ingredients and continue his commitment to provide unparalleled service and experiences that inspire a connection with the guests.
“I’m excited to be back in the Old Fourth Ward doing what I do best, concentrating on creating great food and providing great service while building relationships with guests and the community. TWO was a pioneer within Atlanta’s dining scene when they opened and continue to maintain an impeccable reputation to this day,” says Jay Swift, executive chef of TWO urban licks.”
Among his accolades, Swift was named Restaurateur of the Year in 2012 at the 6th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence Awards. He’s also been honored with two invitations to cook at the renowned James Beard House in New York City.
TWO is located at 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard in Atlanta, Georgia and serves dinner seven nights per week and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For reservations and more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Instagram at @twourbanlicks, on Twitter at @twourbanlicks and on Facebook.com/TWOurbanlicks.