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GEORGIA Cooks

By Jane F. Garvey

Gourmet golfing

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Mississippi native Austin Rocconi heads up food and
beverage service at Boone's, the new restaurant at
the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta.

BRANDON AMATO

xecutive Chef Austin Rocconi, food and beverage
director at the new Boone's restaurant at the Bobby
Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, is a native Mississippian
of Italian heritage. His paternal great-grandfather, Giuseppe
Emilio Rocconi, immigrated to America through Ellis Island in
1906 with $20 in his pocket, Austin Rocconi says.
" Farming drew [my great-grandfather] to
Mississippi, because you could get a lot of land for little
money, " he says.
The family accumulated 5,000 to 7,000 acres, he
estimates, which family members still farm.
Rocconi had a strong culinary upbringing from his
paternal side of the family. His mother's family, which
was of English ancestry, also appreciated good food.

BRANDON AMATO

Chef Austin Rocconi and dining at the
Bobby Jones Golf Course

When you go
Boone's, Bobby Jones Golf Course, 2205 Northside Drive N.W., Atlanta.
(770) 835-4267. boonesatl.com.

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BRANDON AMATO

His maternal grandmother is from Monroe, La., and
shares the typical Louisianan's passion for food.
While studying business management at Delta
State University in Cleveland, Miss., Rocconi got a
job busting suds at a local restaurant and was soon
smitten by the fast-paced restaurant life.
After attending culinary school in Pasadena,
Calif., and working in Los Angeles, he returned

Above: Boone's burger is a favorite on the menu. It's
served with local cheddar cheese and Duke's mayo. Left:
Colorful radish slices adorn the burrata and baby arugula
salad with persimmon and sherry-maple vinaigrette.


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