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Nate Howard

Executive Chef

Nate Howard, the highly regarded Executive Chef at Blues Coastal Bar & Grill in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has been tantalizing palates for more than two decades. Born and bred in the charming Six Mile neighborhood, Howard's culinary journey was inspired by the fusion of age-old Southern traditions and the abundant local produce that South Carolina has to offer. At the tender age of 44, Howard’s unwavering dedication to his craft has established him as a culinary icon in the region, offering an immersive dining experience that impeccably blends culinary expertise with the comforting flavors of home.

Notorious for his legendary creations like the She Crab Soup, Red Rice, Lowcountry Gumbo, and the Housemade Pimento Cheese, Howard has been instrumental in putting Blues Coastal Bar & Grill on the culinary map. His ability to imbue traditional Southern dishes with an innovative twist has earned the restaurant numerous accolades, most notably the “Best of Mount Pleasant” award for their wings. His recent addition of the fiery Carolina Reaper sauce, made from one of South Carolina's hottest peppers, has only further elevated the establishment's reputation. Howard's meticulous attention to detail and his deep understanding of local flavors showcase his commitment to providing a dining experience that reflects the rich and diverse culinary heritage of South Carolina.