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Chef Beringson embraces Southern-French cuisine at Henley

Over the past 12 years, chef Kristin Beringson has honed her craft at a number of fine restaurants in Nashville, some of which include City Winery, Silo, The Green Pheasant, and Ellington’s inside The Fairlane. Earlier this spring, she accepted the position of executive chef at Henley, the Modern American brasserie with Southern/seasonal influences, connected to the Midtown Aertson hotel. The 2014 Champion of “Chopped,” Beringson is no stranger to stretching herself and taking on new challenges.

Tell us about your culinary journey.

Oddly, I came to it in my late 20s. I had gotten my degree in fashion merchandising from Philadelphia University. I had taken a job opening Targets around the country, and I had relocated to Nashville. The job was not satisfying, at all. After work, I’d find myself either watching Food Network or preparing meals for friends. I came to realize that food was my love language. After much soul-searching, I quit my job and enrolled in the culinary program at the Art Institute.