Ben Portman

Ben Portman

aka The Notorious P.I.G.

Ben is the founder of PorKman's Table.  While not a traditionally trained Chef, Ben began cooking as soon as he could reach the stove cooking breakfast for his parents every weekend by the time he was 4 years old.  His love of food has only grown and has experience cooking in many restaurants in his native Pennsylvania.  After graduating from Bucknell University, he moved to Phoenix Arizona to be a Teach for America corps. member.  While in Phoenix he learned all that he could about Mexican cuisine and South American flavors.  After two years in Phoenix, Ben moved to Atlanta to pursue a job as a Financial Advisor, and his love for food only grew as he explored the southern food scene.  He is a student of food and cooking and is always looking for inventive combinations.


Payne Midyette

Payne Midyette

aka Magnum P.I.G.

Payne, the co-founder of Porkman's, is an amateur chef who has poured himself into the culinary world over the past year.  After graduating from Vanderbilt, Payne moved back to his native Atlanta.  He currently works as a energy consultant during the day, but focuses on fitness and food at night.  Payne's food is a balance of both healthy cuisine and molecular gastronomy.


Emily Morris

Emily Morris

Emily Morris

aka Lil Smokie

Emily is a born-again food lover who relishes any opportunity to try the new, unusual, and exotic.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University and took a job in Atlanta as a Project Manager. At Porkman's, Emily keeps your glasses and bellies full while coordinating the front of the house. She is also the co-chair and a creative force behind the cocktails and wine selection.


Whitney Robertson

Whitney Robertson

aka Piglet

Whitney is the Porkman's Table business manager, photographer, and co-chair of the cocktail program.  Whitney graduated from Bucknell University with a business degree and currently works in advertising.    You can see her at dinners mixing drinks, helping keep your plates and glasses full, and of course snapping some pictures along the way!


Jonathan Myers

Jonathan Myers

aka Ham-let

Jonathan is the Porkman's Table designer and builder.  His creativity can be seen as he continues to improve the kitchen, dining room, and even prepare our backyard for outside dining.  Jonathan is currently an architecture student at Georgia Tech and previously graduated from Vanderbilt with an engineering degree.