A big shakeup has hit Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's premier dining destination. Duane Nutter, who has served as executive chef at One Flew South for nearly a decade, is no longer with the restaurant, a representative confirmed to Eater Atlanta. Nutter is moving on "to pursue new career paths."
Nutter took over as One Flew South's executive chef in 2008, and he's played a big role in redefining what it means for travelers to eat at the airport. In 2014 and '15, One Flew South was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Service award, becoming the first airport restaurant to be considered for a Beard award.
Nutter began his culinary career in 1994, cooking under chef Daryl Evans at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. He went on to work in the kitchen at the Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach, Fla., and in 2004, he joined the team at The Oakroom in Louisville. Nutter eventually rose to chef de cuisine at the at the AAA Five-Diamond restaurant. In 2006, he competed on Iron Chef America, and he cooked at the James Beard House in New York City in 2007.
There's no word yet on who might replace Nutter at One Flew South, and the chef's future plans remain unclear as well.