Weekly Dish: Karl Worley

Chef Karl Worley grew up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, where he learned to cook from his grandfather. Through sourcing top quality seasonal ingredients, he is known for creating delicious dishes that honor the deep-rooted traditions of the South. In 2012 he opened Nashville, TN’s popular Biscuit Love Truck. Biscuit Love Brunch, the first brick and mortar, opened in 2015 and was recognized as one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants. We caught up with him to chat about Nashville, his favorite meal, and more!

Karl Worley

What’s the first thing you ever cooked? Fried bologna sandwich on squishy white bread. With plenty of butter.

What’s your favorite easy dish or cocktail to make? It is usually bacon and sunny side eggs for Gertie, our 6-year-old.

Why did you choose Nashville to work and live in? My wife wanted to move back home after Gertie was born. I was not happy until I actually started working here and realized how it is one big family. Everyone is kind and helps each other out!

What music have you been listening to lately? Carolina Chocolate Drops and the new Lumineers.

What are you most excited about doing / seeing / tasting at MCFW? I love our festival. It really does feel like Nashville. I am excited to see what’s new this year. I am also excited to see Pat’s Live Fire event.