We are welcoming Chef Zach Meloy of Better Half and Pulpit Suppers Social Club

Feb 26, 2019, 11:30 PM – Feb 27, 2019, 1:30 AM

WeWork Midtown, 1372 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, 30309

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and as a chef who started his own supper club, was a contestant on the Food Network show "chopped" and then parlayed that into kick starting his first restaurant, Zach Meloy is the epitome of what it means to be a self starter.

In-person event

About this event

I can't think of anyone that embodies the term "hustle", more than Chef Zach Meloy.  

After working alongside chefs Kevin Taylor and Sean Yontz in Denver, and Gerry Klaskala and Jay Swift in Atlanta, Zach and wife Christina, decided to started PushStart Kitchen, an underground supper club, in a rented art studio at the Goat Farm in Atlanta. PushStart Kitchen garnered local, regional and national recognition, a membership list of over 5,200 members and had been featured on several television programs including TBS’ program Trends With Benefits and Food Network’s Chopped. After feeding 100+ guests per week through the supper club, they decided to bring their passion to a new brick and mortar space, and the restaurant Better Half was born. To start Better Half, Zach used a kickstarter campaign to help crowd fund the opening of the restaurant, which met its goal in under one week.  As the team called it, Better Half was “the restaurant Atlanta built.”  

If you've ever thought about opening your own restaurant, or had a dream that you just couldn't let go of, come hear Zach's story and get motivated to make the impossible, possible!

Check out what happened


  • Zach Meloy

    Better Half Restaurant

    Founder and Head Chef



February 26 – 27, 2019
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Check In
Fireside Chat
Networking Happy Hour


  • Stephen Williams

    Chapter Director

  • Amelia Rowe

    Chapter Co-Director

  • John Ellis

    Chapter Co-Director

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