Scott Crawford

Crawford & Son, and Jolie | Raleigh, NC

A five-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast, Scott is known for his clean flavors and contemporary technique and has earned esteemed praise for his approach to seasonal cooking in the South. After more than a decade as executive chef in luxury properties, including five years at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, Scott opened Crawford and Son in downtown Raleigh in November 2016, where he celebrates the seasonal harvest and local resources through his simple yet inspired preparations. Through his restaurant group, Crawford Hospitality, Crawford plans additional restaurants, including a French bistro, Jolie, more.

Crawford’s leadership extends beyond the kitchen; he joined the Board of Ben’s Friends, and founded its Raleigh chapter – a support group for food and beverage professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Crawford is committed to introducing inspired restaurants, cultivating a healthy work-life balance in the culinary industry, and mentoring food and beverage professionals.

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Scott is participating in the Fall Fête on the Green on 10/20.