Director of Culinary
Brandon credits his admiration of the craft to his mother’s deft cooking and his parents’ desire to gather around the table each day as a family, and honors that memory with nostalgic nods scattered seasonally throughout menus at Fifth Group. As Director of Culinary, he oversees the beloved La Tavola, Lure and Ecco Midtown + Buckhead – helping to design the tiny but mighty moments restaurants create, allowing guests to forget the weight of their stresses, even if it's just for the night. Chef Brandon wholeheartedly believes in the power of food and seeks out ingredients with intention, striving to find the best quality and pursuing a deep connection with growers and artisans. Brandon toured through heralded New York institutions (Bar Boulud, John Dory, the Standard Grill, Russian Tea Room), and eventually ventured back to the southeast to hone his skills at Lure (coming full circle), Ford Fry’s Marcel, King + Duke and St. Cecilia, plus Moto Cucina, Enoteca and Nobu, before returning to the Fifth Group family.