Loreal Gavin is a sixth generation farmer, author of The Butcher Babe Cookbook, a talented artist, and a television personality (Gavin’s digital series on CMT is Downtown Farmer).

Gavin’s also the new Executive Chef at Harvest

“I’m thrilled to have a ‘home’ at Harvest and dive into my passion for healthy dishes carefully crafted with the same love the local farmers have put into growing & raising their products,” said Gavin in an information release.

Added Tim Quinlan, General Manager at Harvest, “We are very excited to have Chef Gavin follow in the footsteps of talented chefs driven by local fare here at Harvest. We anticipate some incredible dishes coming out of the kitchen and cannot wait to enjoy her take on local goods and see what she has in store for our patrons.”

Harvest, located at 624 E. Market St. in NuLu, was founded in April, 2011. It’s a farm-to-table restaurant serving regionally inspired cuisine, with a target of 80% of all ingredients sourced within a 100-mile radius of the restaurant.