Galley & Garden

Chef - Galley & Garden

Vicky Rutledge

Chef de Cuisine

Chef Vicky was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama in a home centered around food.
After graduating from Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Miami, she worked for the Capital Grille and left as a corporate trainer. Not long after she helped opened the Lazy Goat restaurant in Greenville, SC and took over as Executive Chef within a year, earning her the 2009 "Breakout Chef to Watch" from Esquire.

Since her return to Alabama, she has run a number of casual and fine-dining kitchens and joined our team in November of 2020.
Chef Vicky's cuisine has been featured in several magazines: Southern Living,
Garden & Gun, Food and Wine
, and Saveur.