staff Bald Headed Bistro

Bald Headed Bistro

201 Keith Street SW | Cleveland, TN 37311

Tuesday-Saturday 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tuesday-Saturday Bar opens at 4:30
Sunday 11:00AM-2:00PM

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Wesley True

Executive Chef and Partner

Wesley True joins the Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland, Tennessee, with a delicious resume and plans to make the Bald Headed Bistro’s future even tastier.


A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, True has trained under celebrity chefs Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill and the world-famous David Bouley at Bouley’s, both in New York City. Most recently, he was Executive Chef at the Optimist, a top restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.


After opening his own restaurant in 2007, True was twice named a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef in the South, both in 2011 and again in 2012. According to True, his goal is to use the Bald Headed Bistro and its facilities to win the James Beard Award and be recognized as the top chef in the South.


If True’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s shone on television and in various publications. As a contestant on the Emmy Award-winning reality show, Bravo’s Top Chef, True showed his chops, winning fans across America with his cooking skills and personality. True’s work has also been featured in a variety of publications, ranging from Garden & Gun and Southern Living to USA Today, Shape, and Cooking Light.