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"Cop Turned Chef"
Cody's Story

Meet Cody Sanders, a Rabun County native, who t​ook a step back from his law enforcement career to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant. 

Cody became a police officer at a young age. In a few short years he was promoted to sergeant, then to narcotics agent, and finally to investigator at the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. While he found great joy in his career, he always felt as though something was missing. 

From a young age, Cody loved to cook. His mom made him and his siblings take turns cooking dinner once a week. He loved creating new meals, and putting his own spin on things; and he was good at it! 

His dream slowly began with a plan to own a food truck. After much deliberating he had decided against a food truck, and more toward a restaurant. When the opportunity arose to open Cody’s Kitchen there was no way he could turn it down. 

The name “Cody’s Kitchen” comes from his hopes for the restaurant. He wants everyone that walks in to feel like they are family; like they are coming over to his home to join him for dinner. 

Cody’s goal for the restaurant is to create an environment that his guests feel at home in, and food that the whole family will enjoy. 

“I love busting down doors, but I REALLY love smiling faces and those positive reviews on social media!” 
-Cody Sanders