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Bald Headed Bistro

201 Keith Street SW | Cleveland, TN 37311

Tuesday-Saturday 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tuesday-Saturday Bar opens at 4:30
Sunday Closed

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Wesley True

Wesley True Now Executive Chef/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 be recognized as the top restaurant 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.

Since the restaurant’s opening day on September 7, 2004, the Bistro has been popular for its creative menu, something True will only grow. 

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Wesley True | Top Chef - Bravo TV
AGE: 38HOMETOWN: Born in Mobile, AL; Currently resides in Atlanta, GAPROFESSION: Executive Chef, The Optimist CULINARY EDUCATION: Culinary

Chef of the Month: Wesley True of The Gulf | Alabama Gulf Seafood
Feb 5, 2018 - As the executive chef of The Optimist in Atlanta, I got to cook for numerous celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Foxworthy, and the owner of the Atlanta Hawks. ... I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in the past with my nomination for a James Beard Award and my time on Top Chef.

Wesley True (@wesleychef) • Instagram photos and videos
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Wesley True Will Appear on 'Top Chef,' but He's Out at The Spence ...
Jul 29, 2015 - A couple of eyebrow-raising items regarding The Spence executive chef Wesley True: He'll compete on the forthcoming California season of ...

Wesley True joins Balded Headed Bistro | The Cleveland Daily Banner
Sep 12, 2018 - One of the South's most popular restaurants has a new executive chef and partner.Wesley True has joined the Bald Headed Bistro with a ...

Chef Wesley True out at The Spence - AJC.com
Concentrics Resturants announced this morning that chef Wesley True will no longer be in the ki...

Wesley True is the new executive chef at the Optimist - AJC.com
246 , King + Duke, St. Cecilia, The El Felix, Superica) announced Wesley True as the new executive chef at his Westside seafood destination, the Optimist .

Southern Chef Salute: Wesley True - Southern Living
No chef likes to be bored. So Wesley True once arranged food in a stemless martini glass and served it in a bowl stocked with two feisty fighting fish (presented ...