Chef John May of Piedmont restaurant was recognized as a top southern chef to keep your eye on
"His calm demeanor translates into the laid-back vibe at Piedmont. May's a big fan of chef's tweezers and petite herbs and greens for garnishes, but there's deep satisfaction for the diner in most dishes on the menu, especially the seafood, one of his passions, as well as veggie-forward offerings. His use of diverse produce, from muscadines to beets to broccoli rabe is particularly exciting to see on any Southern menu."
-" 9 Southern Chefs to Watch in 2017 " Stephanie Burt, Zagat