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Chef Sean Brock, who is known across the country for his commitment to sustainable dining, will be the guest celebrity chef at this year’s Food For Thought conference, to be held April 24 – 26, in Greenville.
Brock is the executive chef at two award-winning Charleston, S.C., restaurants – Husk and McCrady’s. In 2010 the James Beard Foundation named Brock “Best Chef Southeast,” and in September 2011 Husk was awarded “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit. His rise to culinary stardom has been fueled by his exceptional ability to create delectable, inventive dishes using his knowledge of traditionally Southern foods paired with a knack for modernity.
“Sean is one of the most talented chefs in America, and we are excited for him to bring his originality and flair to Food For Thought,” said conference founder Joe Erwin. “One of Food For Thought’s founding principles is that incredible cuisine sparks conversation and imagination, and we know Sean will make an outstanding contribution to this year’s event.”
Brock began his professional career as chef tournant under Chef Robert Carter at the Mobil Four-Star/AAA Four-Diamond Peninsula Grill in Charleston. He then moved on to become the executive sous chef at the Mobil Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond Lemaire Restaurant in Richmond, Va.
In addition to testing out new recipes daily at his Charleston restaurants, Brock studies 19th century Southern cookbooks to learn about the history of Southern foods and discover new ways to resurrect antebellum cuisine. His newest restaurant Husk is committed to only serving ingredients that are indigenous to the South.
“Some of the top entrepreneurial minds from across the country will converge on South Carolina for Food For Thought, and Sean is the perfect chef to present conference attendees with a fresh take on sustainability and Southern cuisine,” added Erwin.
About Food For Thought:
Food For Thought is a catalytic unconventional convention that celebrates the intersection of food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism and social responsibility. The three-day event, held annually in Greenville, S.C., brings together some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, chefs and thought leaders. Founded by Joe Erwin, Food For Thought is a fully experiential event designed to inspire dialogue and debate among an intimate group of diverse attendees. Activities range from panel discussions and impromptu think tanks to gourmet cooking and precision driving at the nearby BMW Performance Center. Food for Thought is a creation of Erwin Penland, which operates offices in Greenville and New York. To learn more about Food For Thought, visit www.foodforthoughtconference.com.