5 Chef’s Restaurant

We’re all about supporting the interesting features and fine points of small towns in Tennessee. Towns like Portland in Middle Tennessee. If you go there, you might want to visit 5 Chefs restaurant for lunch. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about 5 Chef’s Restaurant.


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We're all about supporting the interesting features and fine points of small towns in Tennessee. Towns like Portland in Middle Tennessee. If you go there, you might want to visit 5 Chefs restaurant for lunch. The name is a little deceiving as you'll learn later. But the food--according to Al Voecks--is plain and simply delicious.

Like Joe Elmore, Al Voecks has been a part of Tennessee Crossroadssince the show’s beginnings in 1987. A 40-year veteran in broadcasting, Al Voecks came to Nashville in 1963 and worked as a television news anchor, news director and sports and weather presenter for the local NBC affiliate. He has also been associated with WSM Radio and was most recently a news commentator on WSIX FM in Nashville. Voecks' numerous awards include being named Broadcaster of the Year by the Associated Press in Tennessee.

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