WINNER PERFECT IN SOUTH WALTON

Grand Champion Executive Chef

Southern Boy Cooks

Nationally recognized restaurateur Chef Jim Shirley is owner of the Great Southern Café, 45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar, and The Meltdown on 30A, The Bay, Farm & Fire, and North Beach Social. He is also the co-owner of  Great Southern Restaurants, which owns The Fish House, The Atlas Oyster House, and The Fish House Deck Bar in Pensacola, Florida.

Chef Jim uses Southern accents with great skill and spirit, traveling far afield to graze and glean, absorb culinary ideas, select fine wines, and look for pockets of sustainable farming practices. As a Pensacola native, Chef Jim uses his knowledge of local waters and his families’ farming histories to promote “New Ruralism,” a movement to champion sustainable agriculture at the urban edge.

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A SELECTION OF THE AWARDS AND ACCOLADES THAT JIM AND HIS RESTAURANTS HAVE RECEIVED