Megan’s friendly face has been serving our guests since 2021, and she is not only a guest favorite but also a staff favorite! We’re shining a spotlight on this wonderful lady this month!
How long have you worked for Chestnut & what’s your role?
I’ve happily worked for Chestnut for 14 months now
What is your favorite cocktail you’ve had at Chestnut?
Oaxacan Caddy, I love anything mezcal that will make me feel closer to the coast – and anything Jessica creates behind the bar.
What is your biggest passion outside of work?
My passions outside of work include Billy Strings, frequenting local disc golf courses, daily hot yoga, evolving as a healer with my Massage Therapy License, and also building my career as a newly Licensed Esthetician in the growing city of Asheville, where alternative medicine is prominent. I plan to expand my continuing education with knowledge of a Japanese form of energy healing, Reiki, as well as implement Ayurvedic coaching to compliment my clients’ lifestyles.
Where in Asheville would you recommend people to visit while they’re in town?
In town I’d recommend Crucible in the River Arts District for cocktails, Battlecat Coffee Bar in West Asheville, Little Bee Thai for authentic cuisine, and The Grey Eagle for a great local music scene.
If you could travel anywhere in the world for a food experience, where would you go and what would you want to try?
I’ve been making my way down Central & South America the past few years. Chile is on my list next, after Nicaragua this September, mainly because of their vineyards & wine, deserts, volcanoes, beaches, glaciers & forests. This country is known to have incorporated all of Spanish, Italian, German and French flare in their traditional cuisine thanks to thousands of immigrants who flocked to the beautiful country. I would likely first try Sopaipillas, which are deep fried desserts, and are mostly served sweet. They’re often dipped in chancaca, which is black beet sugar.