Conference Theme: Conflict & Change
Recorded on 6/5/17


Sean Brock:

Born and raised in rural Virginia, Sean began his professional career at the Peninsula Grill in Charleston, South Carolina, after graduating from Johnson & Wales University. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia, to serve as executive sous chef of Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel before becoming the executive chef at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Sean returned to Charleston to be the executive chef at McCrady's. There, he developed a 2.5-acre farm on Wadmalaw Island to create a true field-to-table experience and fill the needs of the kitchen and the demands of an increasingly sophisticated food community. He went on to open Husk just down the street from McCrady’s, emphasizing local ingredients and the people who grow them. Most recently, inspired by the flavors of Mexico, Sean opened Minero.

Mel, Mojo, and Sharifah:

Melissa “Mel” Gibson, Jophilla “Mojo” Frazier, and Sharifah Johnson work at the Waffle House on the Savannah Highway in Charleston, South Carolina. Mel has been there for 6 years, Mojo for nearly 10, and Sharifah for 26! They work the same shift together and deliver the most genuine and loving hospitality together with some of the best waffles the south has to offer.

Other Resources:

Visit Mel, Mojo, and Sharifah