Dallas McGarity, Executive Chef and Owner of The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar

The Fat Lamb strives for warm hospitality, delicious food, and excellent service.

Chef Dallas McGarity grew up in rural South Carolina. His mom and mamaw instilled a passion for food at an early age. After graduating from culinary school at Johnson & Wales University and working in Charleston, SC for many years, he moved to Louisville, KY in 2004.

Chef Dallas was encouraged that the Louisville food scene had much to offer a young chef and fell in love with the city. After working at several fine dining places in Louisville as Executive Chef, he was ready to open a restaurant as both Executive Chef and Owner. With the help of his wife, Laura, The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen & Bar opened in November of 2016.

The small, open-kitchen concept has received a great response from the Highlands neighborhood within which it is located and continues to serve both local patrons and visitors upscale comfort food with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The menu showcases modern but approachable comfort food with inspiration from around the globe.

Chef Dallas and the Restaurant have earned many accolades, including winning Food Network’s CHOPPED in 2019.

“Serving creative cuisine, craft cocktails, local beer, and interesting wines along with stellar service is our goal. Please join us and experience our hospitality and cuisine.”

His Key to Success: Organization and getting in there and doing whatever needs to be done. Nothing is beneath me and my team sees that.

His Advice to other Business Owners: Make sure you learn about all facets of the business before you jump in. Get training in any areas you’re weak in.

His Podcast Recommendation: Restaurant Impossible