Hominy Grill chef nabs prestigious award

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Robert StehlingSunday night, Hominy Grill's chef and owner, Robert Stehling, received an award for "best chef in the Southeast" from the James Beard Foundation. Also nominated for awards were FIG's Mike Lata (best chef in the Southeast) and Sean Brock of McCrady's (rising star chef).

The James Beard Foundation Awards are considered the "Oscars of the food world."

About the chef and restaurant:
In the tradition of neighborhood restaurants, Hominy Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Breakfast is served Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 11:30AM & our lunch/dinner menu is served 11:30AM - 8:00PM. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 9AM - 3:00PM.

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Hominy Grill is owned and operated by chef Robert Stehling who first learned to cook under the tutelage of Bill Neal, chef and founding partner of Crook’s Corner ( Chapel Hill, NC) who authored such cookbooks as Bill Neal’s Southern Cooking Good Old Grits, and Biscuits, Spoonbread & Sweet Potato Pie. After working his way up from dishwasher to head chef at Crook's Corner, Stehling moved to New York where he worked under such chefs as Brendan Walsh ( Arizona 206), John Schenck (Monkey Bar) and David Page (Home Restaurant). In 1996, Stehling moved to Charleston and opened the Hominy Grill with his wife Nunally Kersh. Since opening the Hominy Grill, Stehling has gained a significant national reputation for his devotion to classic southern dishes and his ability to innovate while remaining true to the roots of southern tradition.

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