We are so excited to announce that we’ve added a new member to our team. In August 2014, Executive Chef Andrew Fortner officially joined the Croissants’ family!
Fortner began his studies in Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University. While at Coastal he worked at a restaurant where he realized his love and passion for food and changed his path by enrolling in the Culinary ArtsSchool at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. While attending culinary school, Fortner acquired a Line Cook position at the Sea Captain’s House Restaurant in Myrtle Beach and was later promoted to Executive Chef where he spent the next 4 years. His dishes awarded Sea Captain’s with the title of “Best Seafood Restaurant”by Southern Living Magazine four years in a row. Chef Fortner is also recognized as a two-time “Entrée Winner” at Taste of the Town and has been featured on SCETV’s program “Carolina Chefs”.
Chef Andrew Fortner excels in creating delectable Southern dishes with European flair. He embraces the philosophy of serving simply prepared dishes crafted to evoke full flavors through the use of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, creative composition and sound cooking technique.
Chef Fortner has been working in the kitchen preparing for his fall menu, which will debut in November. The menu will reflect Andrew’s inspiration, perspective and great attention to detail.
We are truly blessed to have such a talented chef join our team and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Bon Appetit Y’all!