2018 Talent

Deb Paquette

Chef / Owner, Etch and Etc

For more than 30 years, chef Deb Paquette has been a fixture in Nashville’s culinary scene as a restaurateur, mentor and community advocate. Her over-the-top personality and excitement about cutting edge techniques are evident in each dish she serves at Etch restaurant and will shine through when she opens Etc in summer 2016. Her globally-inspired cuisine has made Etch the top pick in the city by Zagat, a recurring “Best Restaurants¬Ě” winner by the Nashville Scene and Nashville Lifestyles, and gained national attention with mentions in The Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, and Garden & Gun. Paquette’s new restaurant, Etc, will be an upscale casual 80-seat venue in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood.