Harvest Restaurant

About Us

Meet The Harvest Team


Jeff Dailey Harvest Restaurant Chef

Chef Jeff Dailey


Born in Lexington, KY, Jeff attended Sullivan University in 2005 where he obtained degree’s in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management.

After graduating Sullivan, Jeff worked at numerous fine dining restaurants in Louisville before finding a home at Corbett’s Restaurant in 2007.

After leaving Corbett’s in 2017, Jeff made the transition to Harvest restaurant as Sous Chef. Currently, he is Executive Chef at Harvest Restaurant.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Daisey, and daughter, Lillie, and their two dogs.

Harvest Chef Ryan Smith

Chef Ryan Smith


Born in Louisville, KY, Ryan started his culinary career at The Louisville Country Club as a dishwasher where he grew an interest in food. He worked at the Louisville Boat Club eventually moving his way up to Lead Line Cook.

After attending JCTC in 2007, Ryan worked in multiple facets of the restaurant industry including Sous Chef at Harmony Landing Country Club, The Oakroom, and Proof on Main.

In 2016 Ryan became the Chef de Cuisine at Harvest Restaurant. He currently is in his same role with aspirations to work on outside projects.

In his free time, he spends time with his lady Emma and their house full of animals.







James beard award

Outstanding Talent

Jim McArthur and partners (brothers) Peter and Patrick Kuhl gathered not just an extraordinarily talented team but also a group of passionate and community-minded investors to grown their downtown Louisville restaurant.

And so it was that on 23rd April 2011 Harvest opened it’s doors to an eager and excited public. Diners and accolades started rolling in and before the year was out Harvest was awarded winner of the Open Table ‘Diner’s Choice’ and in early 2012 was nominated semi-finalist in the James Beard Award for ‘Best New Restaurant’.

If you’ve never heard of the prestigious Beard award – it’s like the Oscars of the food industry! Month on month Harvest continues to receive raving attention from all sectors of the press, the public, and the food industry. Clearly, there is an appetite for Harvest’s local vision. The recent figures show over 8300 Fans on Facebook and more the 14,000 visits per month to their website.