Scott Crawford

Raleigh, NC Crawford and Son

Known for his clean flavors and contemporary technique, chef Scott Crawford has earned esteemed praise for his approach to seasonal cooking in the South. After more than a decade as executive chef in luxury properties, including five years at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Crawford opened Crawford and Son in downtown Raleigh in November 2016 where he celebrates the seasonal harvest and local resources through his simple yet inspired preparations.


Accolades & Publications

  • James Beard Foundation – Best Chef: Southeast Semi-finalist (2008, 2011-2014, 2016)
  • Bravo’s “Recipe For Deception” – Winner (2016) 
  • Forbes – Mobil Five-Star Award (Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville, SC, 2004-2006) (The Georgian Room at The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, GA, 2007-2009) (Herons in The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 2010-2014)
  • AAA – Five Diamond Award (Herons in The Umstead Hotel and Spa,2010-2014) 
  • Esquire – Best New Restaurant (The Georgian Room at The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, GA, 2006)
  • Virtual Gourmet – Top 100 Chefs in America (The Georgian Room at The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, GA)
  • Newsweek – 101 Best Places to Eat in the World (Herons)

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