about ashley

Trust Fall is thrilled to introduce our next chef, Ashley Quick. Chef Quick, a native of Charlotte, apprenticed with the 2000 Culinary Olympic Team, and after moving to Nashville in 2003, worked at The Hermitage Hotel, Andrew Chadwick's, Husk, The Farmhouse, and Flyte, where he was recognized with a national 40 under 40 honor. Ashley travelled outside the region to further hone his skills, including stints at Clio in Boston, Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Napa Valley California, and London's The Fat Duck. Most recently, Ashley returned to Charlotte where he worked for the Moffett Group at their Italian concept Stagioni. Lucky for us, this impressive road has led him now to Knoxville, where he'll be leading the charge at the next Trust Fall event on March 19th. 

The Quick Dinner will be a "newbies" only event (only available to those who have not attended any previous dinners.) Tickets will be released Saturday, March 5th, at 10:00 am on the Trust Fall Tickets page. As always, these will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to two per guest (price will be announced within the week.) So far, demand has been much higher than supply, so if you are interested in attending, we encourage you to reserve your seat as soon as they are released (be Quick about it? Anybody? Sorry.) Anyway, if you don't make it this time, we hope you'll give it another shot next go around. 

The secret location of this dinner will be disclosed to guests on the day of the event. Part of the Trust Fall experience is placing your trust in the featured chef, so no special dietary requests or preferences may be made (no refunds are offered), as we let the chefs drive this train.

Disclaimer: Participation in any Trust Fall event is at your own risk. Trust Fall Knox does not provide liability insurance for the protection of the individuals who participate in our dining experiences. By attending the event, individuals release and forever discharge Trust Fall Knox and its founders from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, and demands for, upon, or by reason of any damage, illness, loss, or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in the Trust Fall Knox event.

Another Disclaimer: Trust Fall locations are generously provided by our hosts. As always, any damage incurred to property or products as the result of actions by a participant will be the responsibility of that guest. You break it, you buy it.



Courtesy of Erin McCall Photography


Courtesy of Pretentious Beer Glass Company

What secrets remain--oh, the suspense!
Your clandestine affair is set to commence

You're bound for a banquet that is really quite strange
The finest of dining Chef Quick will arrange

Ostentatious to many, to some: highfalutin
Excessive in form, of that, no disputing

The subject is touchy, can be quite contentious
But we promise we're fun even though we're pretentious

But enough about us, that's not what you're after
You've come for the dinner, the drinking, the laughter

Finding our spot entails cunning abstraction
Your Uber should drop you at Central and Jackson

The next stop to make is a really short walk
South toward the river, on the Central block

Look sharp for a soldier that is standing his guard
If you reach the Summit, you've gone too far

Even though he is silent and hard to be stirred
He will make known the place and the password

That's all we can say at this certain time
Clues still remain, but we run short on rhymes

We know you can find us, our fingers are crossed
But send us a message, if on your way you get lost