Bud Taylor

The Bistro at Topsail  |  Surf City, NC

Inspired by his childhood spent in the kitchen cooking with his family, Chef Taylor  incorporates southern and coastal ingredients and flavors into his cuisine. Having spent years in the marketing and design world, he is a self-taught chef and has never attended culinary school.

Chef Bud currently serves as the executive chef and owner of the Bistro at Topsail, a fine-dining farm to table restaurant holding the recent distinctions of Open Table’s 2016 Diners Choice award, Winner of The James Beard Foundation's 2017 Blended Burger Project, and Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence. The restaurant is located in the heart of Surf City, NC, on Topsail Island and serves a seasonal menu with a focus on North Carolina products and high quality ingredients, many of which are grown on Chef Taylor’s farm in Holly Ridge, NC.

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Bud is participating in the Grand Tasting on The Green on 10/21.