Established in 2004 the Bald Headed Bistro is truly fine Western Dining in the Heart of the South. With a 5-star chef serving gourmet entrees, steak, wild game, pizza, sandwiches and small plates, the Bistro is a unique must-have experience!
The South’s most popular restaurant has a new Executive Chef, Eric Fulkerson. Fulkerson previously served as the Chef de Cuisine at Reynolds’ Plantation Creek Club. He is a graduate of the Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining Reynolds Plantation, Fulkerson was Sous Chef at Osprey Point Restaurant at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Fulkerson is no stranger to cooking for celebrities, as he previously prepared a lunch for Laura Bush and catered an event for former President George W. Bush.
Joshua Weekley relocated to Cleveland, Tennessee in the fall of 1999. Having worked in restaurants for 11 years, he came on board at the Bald Headed Bistro upon its opening. After managing the Bistro for 3 years, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia for one year. Obviously, a deep connection had been made with the Bistro for Josh, a connection that drew him back to Cleveland after only one year. When he moved back to Cleveland, he became the General Manager of the Bistro.
As Director of Guest Services, Drew Echols is the friendly and familiar face all guests look forward to seeing at the Bald Headed Bistro. Drew, who joined the Bistro as a host in 2010, never forgets a visitor and has been a longtime guest favorite. Progressing from host to server and, later, to head bartender, Drew truly knows his way around the Bald Headed Bistro.
Now, Drew’s role as Director of Guest Services is similar to that of an assistant manager. This entails improving the guest experience – from the dining area to the bar – and supervising the reservations process, all to ensure that a night at the Bistro is about more than just food. Drew’s great personality and accommodating nature bring a whole new level of class and cheer to the rustic ambiance of the Bistro.
Aaron joined the Bald Headed Bistro in October 2004. During the next 9 years, he would hold every position from host to assistant manager. From 2010 to 2012, he volunteered his time as a grant writer and research assistant for social entrepreneurship and infrastructure development initiatives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At the start of 2014, Aaron relocated to Birmingham, Alabama where he spent the year managing sales and special renovation projects for a popular golf and country club in Hoover, Alabama. After his duties were completed, he returned to Cleveland, Tennessee and assumed the Director of Sales and Events position at the Bald Headed Bistro in order to be closer to his family and start his M.B.A. Aaron holds a B.S. in Business Administration with specializations in Public Relations and International Business. Additionally, he is a Certified Associate of Project Management through the Project Management Institute.