Chefs to Watch 2017: Andre Gomez, Porch Light Latin Kitchen, Smyrna, Ga.

Chandra Ram

Just outside Atlanta, in the suburb of Smyrna, Andre Gomez is drawing crowds to Porch Light Latin Kitchen, a restaurant featuring his take on the food of his native Puerto Rico, and just as important, the feeling of being at home.

Gomez was born into the hospitality industry. He got his start working at his grandfather’s hotel, first in the front of the house (“...