Food Network star Chef Tam comes to Providence for a pop-up brunch

Good old Southern cooking comes to Providence.

Celebrity chef Tamra Patterson, better known as Chef Tam, is bringing her talents to Providence, starting with a two-day pop-up May 27-28 at the Old Brooklyn Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. at 14h

“Guests attending Chef Tam’s pop-up event will be treated to a sumptuous five-course brunch showcasing his Southern cuisine,” said a press release announcing the appearance. “From delicious starters to mouth-watering main courses and indulgent desserts, each course will showcase Chef Tam’s unparalleled culinary creativity.”

The event, called Southern Pew, is a preview of the planned opening of his new restaurant, Chef Tam’s Southern Pew, which is slated to open at the Old Brooklyn Tea House later this summer.

Where would I know Chief Tam from?

Patterson is a regular on the Food Network, where you might have seen her in one of your favorite cooking show contests.

She was on “Chopped,” where she wowed the judges with her fried mac and cheese balls with sriracha tomato sauce that led her to walk away with the grand prize. She proved her prowess at the grocery store, when she won the Guy’s Grocery Games with a fried green cabbage and a white prosciutto pizza. And most recently, she was on Alex vs. America, where she faced Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, which was not a win, but the judges called her the best fried chicken they had ever eaten.

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