After serving as a critical part of the culinary team for the last six years, Jason Stanhope has been named executive chef at FIG restaurant, which has been a leader in Charleston's culinary scene since being opened by Charleston restaurateurs Mike Lata and Adam Nemirow in 2003. Stanhope has been leading the kitchen ever since FIG sister restaurant The Ordinary opened in late 2012.
In a statement, Lata stated that "Jason has continually raised the bar and continues to meet and exceed the demands of the kitchen." This is evident given the popularity of the restaurant and the rave reviews that the hotspot receives nightly.
Stanhope, a Topeka, Kansas native, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. He worked with James Beard Award-winning chefs Michael Smith and Debbie Gold at Forty Sardines in Overland Park, Kansas before moving to Charleston to work at FIG. At FIG, Stanhope offers an exceptional menu featuring local farm products. To learn more, visit FIG's official website.