Now Nashville-based chef Sean Brock left his role as culinary advisor at the four Husk locations across the Southeast yesterday, according to a press release and a post on Brock’s Instagram account this afternoon.
Brock stepped into the consulting role in August 2018, after he ended his tenure as chef and partner for The Neighborhood Dining Group’s Husk, McCrady’s, Tavern, and Minero. He then announced massive plans for his new restaurant in East Nashville — a sprawling temple to Appalachian cuisine and culture, and the place he said today in a post is the place he wants to retire in and leave to his children (Brock and his wife Adi welcomed their first child, Leo, in late February).
The chef intends to shift his efforts now entirely to the upcoming Nashville project, expected to open later this year. Husk will continue operations as usual under The Neighborhood Dining Group.
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Yesterday was my last day as Culinary Advisor of all four Husk restaurants throughout the Southeast. Watching my crazy idea for a restaurant that would only serve products from the American South expand into four cities will always be a highlight of my life. Thank you to everyone,especially the employees, for all the support and wonderful memories. I’m excited to start the next half of my career here in Nashville focusing on the Appalachian foodways of my family. The restaurant that I am creating will be the one I plan to someday retire in and pass onto my children. One of life’s greatest privileges is our ability to wake up each day with a fresh outlook and do our best to contribute to the community that we belong to. I can’t wait to share some exciting new projects with you all in the coming months! Thank you for the support and for allowing me to follow my heart, practice my craft and provide for my family.