Sean Brock

Chef Sean Brock

Chef Sean Brock made a name for himself at McCrady's and Husk in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by Audrey in Nashville. The James Beard Award-winning author of Heritage and SOUTH explores Southern foodways and the future of food.


Raised in rural Virginia, Brock specializes in Southern cuisine. He opened his signature restaurant Husk in Charleston, Greenville, Nashville, and Savannah. Brock won the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast for his work at Charleston's McCrady's and contributed to the South Carolina city becoming a prominent food destination, also helming Minero and McCrady’s Tavern.

He won a 2015 James Beard Book Award for Heritage and published New York Times bestseller SOUTH in 2019. Brock hosted season 2 of the Emmy-winning television show Mind of a Chef and was featured on season 6 of Netflix's Chef's Table.

Today he helms Audrey, a restaurant exploring the future of Southern food in Nashville with a culinary technology lab on-site and a commitment to fostering a healthy work environment.

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