Chef John Fleer nominated for James Beard Award

James Beard Best Chef restaurant

We are thrilled to announce that our Executive Chef, John Fleer, has once again been recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Best Chef: Southeast award.  John has had a long standing relationship with the James Beard Foundation.  He was named “Rising Star of the 21st Century” in 1999 when he was at Blackberry Farm.  He has been a semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southeast four times, with three of those occasions resulting in a nominee recognition.  His last nomination was in 2012.  We are thrilled for John and are crossing our fingers that this year will be his year.  We hope you will too.