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Sean Brock’s Anticipated ‘Chef’s Table’ Role Reveals the Backstory of His New Eatery

Husk’s founding chef is adding Netflix star to his growing culinary resume

Sean Brock
Sean Brock and other top chefs across the world are part of Chef’s Table latest season that drops Friday, February 22.
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James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock will land on even more food fans’ radars with an upcoming appearance on the sixth season of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated documentary series Chef’s Table.

Brock’s rep told the Nashville Business Journal his featured show will center around his time with Husk’s Neighborhood Dining Group and growing up in Virginia, “the latter of which is a key influence on his forthcoming restaurant.”

Brock became an instant household name in Nashville upon opening Southern staple Husk here in 2013. Last fall he made somewhat of a shocking split from its Charleston-based restaurant group after 12 years to pursue some hush-hush Nashville projects. This month the Wall Street Journal unearthed what those plans are: building a temple to Appalachian cuisine inside a sprawling East Nashville dining complex.

In addition to exposing his Virginia roots on the show, the tattooed chef will open up about his path to sobriety.

“When I got to rehab I was scared to death. I had to face the person in the mirror,” he says in the two-minute trailer. Watch it here:

Other chefs documented in the latest series, debuting Friday, February 22, are: Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah (Eater’s Restaurant of the Year in 2017); London restaurateur Asma Khan; and Dario Cecchini, an Italian butcher.

During his time with Neighborhood Dining Group, Brock earned the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast, as well as multiple JBA nominations.

He’s still “founding chef and culinary advisor” for the Husks in Charleston, Greenville, Nashville, and Savannah but no longer involved with Minero, McCrady’s, or McCrady’s Tavern.