Chef Sean Brock attended Johnson & Wales University and worked in acclaimed restaurants throughout the South before accepting a position with the Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) as executive chef at McCrady's in Charleston in 2006. In 2010 Brock opened Husk, also in Charleston and named "Best New Restaurant in America" by Bon Appetit in 2011, followed by Husk Nashville in 2013. Husk is a celebration of Southern ingredients, only serving food that is indigenous to the South, with an emphasis on the ingredients and the people who grow them.
Brock has been nominated for several James Beard Awards, winning "Best Chef Southeast" in 2010, and was nominated for the "Outstanding Chef" award in 2013. Brock is featured in season two of "The Mind of a Chef" on PBS. In 2014, Brock authored "Heritage," a cookbook focused on Southern cuisine.