On the latest episode of “Hot off the Press,” Chef Pete talks with Fisher’s Executive Chef Bill Briand, fresh off his nomination for the coveted James Beard Award. With 16 years of experience in the food industry, Briand is the first chef in Baldwin County, Ala., to be nominated for this prestigious award.
Briand began his career in New Orleans working alongside celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who also happened to be the first guest to dine at Fisher’s the night before its Memorial Day Weekend opening in 2014. Briand went on to work with acclaimed New Orleans chef Donald Link at Herbsaint, Cochon and Butcher.
Chef Briand and the Fisher’s team prioritize the integrity and quality of the ingredients in the dishes they prepare, depending on the local farmers and fishermen to provide them with the freshest produce and seafood each season. Their goal is to not only serve delicious food, but to elevate the dining experience by sharing the story behind it.
In an effort to offer both locals and tourists a unique dining experience like no other on the Gulf Coast, Fisher’s is hosting the Southern Grace Dinner series featuring award-winning and celebrity chefs from across the South. For the third consecutive year, Chef Briand will open up his kitchen to spotlight the top-notch talent and cuisine of acclaimed chefs from across the region, as well as to showcase the rich and diverse bounty of the Gulf Coast. These exclusive dinners will allow guests the opportunity to mix and mingle with their favorite chefs at a cocktail reception, followed by a communal-seated dinner in Fisher’s laid back and relaxed signature style. Co-sponsored by Gulf Shores Orange Beach Tourism and Alabama Gulf Seafood, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance.
The Southern Grace Dinner series kicks off May 12th with featured chef Nina Compton, owner and chef at Compere Lapin and runner up on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 11. This summer’s stellar culinary lineup also includes guest chefs Alon Shaya, Isaac Toups, Frank Stitt, Ryan Prewitt, Adam Evans, Justin Devillier and Bill Smith.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Fisher’s at (251) 981-7305 or visit www.FishersOBM.com.