Kevin Johnson

The Grocery  | CHarleston, SC

Kevin realized his longtime dream when he opened The Grocery with his wife Susan in December 2011. Evoking memories of a small-town grocery, the restaurant offers a menu based on local ingredients sourced from the purveyors that Kevin has worked with for many years, and the kitchen is stocked with house-made charcuterie as well as an in-house canning program. 

A Johnson & Wales University graduate, Kevin cooked under such renowned chefs as Patrick O'Connell at The Inn at Little Washington and Frank Lee at Slightly North of Broad. Kevin is a three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award: Best Chef, Southeast category (2014, 2016, 2017). When not in the kitchen at The Grocery, Kevin enjoys championing local causes and spending time his wife and their three young sons.


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Kevin is participating in the Hill Fire: Coastal Roast dinner on 10/19 and the Sustainable Classroon on 10/20.