Meet The Chef
While most kids her age were playing with toys, Burlock Coast's newly appointed Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier was drawn to find inspiration in the kitchen of her childhood home. Growing up in Hollywood Beach, FL, Grenier was exposed to the enticing flavors found in the area's locally sourced ingredients like fresh seafood and seasonal fruits. These experiences influenced her lifelong passion for food and, ultimately, a successful career as one of South Florida's foremost culinary talents.
An alumnus of the culinary school at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Grenier additionally holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Florida State University. In 2005, the budding young talent landed her first job in the restaurant industry as a cook at 3030 Ocean Restaurant where she worked under the creative direction of well-regarded chefs Dean Max and Paula DaSilva. After learning the ropes of the business and further developing impressive cooking skills, Grenier headed to southern California. She basked in the region's natural resources, spending time hiking and strolling through farmer's markets, expanding her knowledge of organic produce and experimenting with flavor pairings. Grenier even took on an opportunity to cook at celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey's Michelin-starred restaurant at the London Hotel in Los Angeles.
Time spent in California served to enrich Grenier's longtime passion for food, which led her back to South Florida in 2010 to collaborate with her mentor DaSilva for a second time at 1500 Degrees Restaurant. The dining destination was promptly named one of the "Best New Restaurants" in the country by Esquire Magazine. During this time, Grenier achieved high-profile status by competing on and winning an episode of Food Network's Chopped.
The success of her time in South Florida was followed by a stint in Brooklyn, New York. Amidst a pandemic and city-wide shutdown, Grenier landed a job opening the kitchen of Pasta Louise, a tiny restaurant in Park Slope which quickly became a beloved neighborhood gem. But the allure of sunnier weather and home came calling. In 2023, she returned to South Florida to accept the coveted position of Executive Chef of Burlock Coast, working under the creative vision of DaSilva once again. In her new role, Grenier highlights modern coastal cuisine with distinctly local flair.