Jay Swift

Chef, Restaurateur


Hailing from Baltimore, Jay Swift entered the culinary world early. He started out in the restaurant business to support himself through high school and college, and soon discovered his passion for food. Swift graduated first in his class from the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program. After stints in Washington, D.C.; Boston; Baltimore; and New York, Swift made his way to Atlanta to head up the culinary team at South City Kitchen. After gaining plenty of recognition, he opened his own restaurant, 4th & Swift, in Atlanta’s eclectic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Concentrating on the freshest ingredients, 4th & Swift serves up modern American comfort food and is one of the hottest restaurants in town.