AIR is FOOD in
The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) is a 501(3)(6) organization committed to supporting the independent restaurant community in Asheville through education and training, advocacy and member collaboration.
AIR Asheville is all about food in Asheville – delicious, locally-sourced, award-winning food. But we are also about making a difference in the kitchen, at the table, and in the community.
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HOW IT ALL STARTED
We began in 2003 with the spark of an idea formulated by four local restaurant chef/owners who believed that by working together, Asheville’s independent restaurants could create a culture of collaboration and stewardship unique in the industry. Today, our 12-member board leads an organization of more than 100 members, making us the largest organization of our kind in the U.S.
Our kitchens are cooking. The tables are set. We’re saving a seat for you. Come experience how AIR is food in Asheville…and so much more.
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
~ RUTH REICHEL
Food Writer, Magazine Editor & Chef