the restaurant

etch is a globally-inspired restaurant by award-winning chef Deb Paquette. The original location is situated in lively downtown Nashville, complete with two private dining rooms, full bar, and a chef’s bar with a view into the open kitchen. Our second location is set to open in The Factory at Franklin in Spring 2024. etch’s eclectic menu incorporates innovative dishes inspired by her favorite regions of the world to leave a lasting impression, or etch, on every diner.

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chef deb paquette

Deb Paquette is well known in Nashville where she’s lived and worked for the last thirty plus years. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she became the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a certified executive chef, and has since won countless awards and accolades. Deb now oversees the kitchens at etch and her sister restaurant, etc., offering her signature bright flavors and layered dishes to patrons seeking a unique Nashville dining experience.

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