A passionate proponent of the Lowcountry and a native Charlestonian, Brannon Florie celebrates the region and its bounty as Executive Chef and Owner at Mount Pleasant establishments The Granary and On Forty-One.
Florie landed his first managerial position at the age of 17 and went on to open restaurants across the United States for Carlson Worldwide, E-Brands, and Walt Disney World Resorts and Restaurants. He spent a decade honing his business, management, and culinary skills before returning to his Lowcountry roots.
Since his return, Chef Florie has become an integral part of Charleston’s flourishing food and beverage community, working as a chef and consultant at such popular restaurants as Boathouse at the Breach Inlet, 17 North Roadside Kitchen, Big John’s Tavern, King Street Public House, The Rarebit, and The Americano.
Amidst his work in restaurants, Chef Florie honors his camaraderie with local farmers, fisherman, brewers, distillers, and charities such as East Cooper Meals on Wheels and East Cooper Land Trust. Outside of work he spends his time enjoying the company of his wife and two daughters, with whom he resides in Mount Pleasant.