Karl Gorline

Chef de Cuisine

Gorline got his start in the hospitality industry in Ocean Springs and Jackson, Mississippi. Then he moved to New Orleans at the age of 28 to serve as the executive chef of August and looks back on this transition as a turning point in his culinary career. “Working in New Orleans really reinvigorated me and reminded me why I do this for a living,” he says. “I was able to get back to basics and experience true camaraderie with my team. This field has a unique way of helping me keep that sense of community in perspective.”

Following his time at August, Gorline moved to Atlanta to work as the chef de cuisine at Watershed for two years before moving on to a sous chef position at Atlas at The St. Regis. His most recent role included overseeing all culinary operations for both Girl Diver in Reynoldstown and Char Korean Bar & Grill in Inman Park.

Gorline competed on the Food Networks’ Chopped in March. He has been with the Woodall since fall 2021.