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Chef Kelly English Announces Tuesday Test Kitchen

Photo: Restaurant Iris

Chef Kelly English, Executive Chef and Owner of Restaurant Iris and The Second Line, is hosting Tuesday Test Kitchen events each week from August 9 until November 15.

Chef Kelly & Co.’s Test Kitchen features three courses, wine pairings, and an exclusive invitation to test out some new dishes that might just find their way onto the menu at Restaurant Iris or The Second Line in the future.

  • When: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from August – November
  • Where: 62 Cooper St., 38104 (Iris Etc. Catering Kitchen)
  • Cost: $62 (includes tax, tip, and beverages)

>>Get tickets here<<

Photo: Restaurant Iris

Photo: Restaurant Iris

While nearly all the dates are sold out, you can join the waitlist to get a notification of an open seat for the date you choose. If you’re lucky enough to be selected, you only have an hour to claim your seat, so keep an eye out for those notifications.

Guests will dine in Iris Etc.’s catering kitchen and event space, one block away from the restaurant. The intimate setting allows for 24 guests at a time and promises a cozy, comfortable dining experience.

The menu won’t be posted ahead of time, and guests will show up and be surprised with three tasty courses straight from the minds of Chef Kelly and his team. Each week will feature a different sous chef whose expertise, experience, and background will influence the menu. Not only that, each course will be complimented with wine pairings that enhance the flavors found in the food.

“We have several amazing chefs who have worked under Kelly for a long time. Each week we will have a different chef be the main lead, and then we will have Kelly always in support of that. It’s really neat that the sous chef can shine and show their talent, and that’s only going to make the team better.” – Holly Hardin, Director of Catering

If you can’t get a seat for a Tuesday Test Kitchen this fall, be on the lookout for a similar set of events coming soon. In the meantime, if you would like to book a private dinner or event with Chef Kelly at Iris Etc.’s catering kitchen and event venue, contact Holly at

Follow Restaurant Iris on Facebook  and join the event page for updates and more information on future opportunities to dine with Chef Kelly.

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