2019 Talent

Bryan Lee Weaver

Executive Chef, Butcher & Bee and Red Headed Stranger

Bryan started as a dishwasher at a small Mexican restaurant in Colorado at fourteen years old. He fell in love with the kitchen and quickly moved his way up to making sopapillas and desserts. Soon after, he was cutting his high school classes to work the line, and quickly showed his skill at managing a busy kitchen.

A move to Portland, Oregon introduced him fine dining and exciting restaurants. He soon worked his way up under the mentorship of chef Sarah Schafer at Irving Street Kitchen where he grew to love the art of charcuterie and salumi and the practice of preserving the bountiful produce available in the Pacific Northwest.

He jumped at the chance to move to Los Angeles to work as a sous chef of Venice Beach hot-spot Superba Snack Bar. He soon took over as Executive Chef, working to build a diverse, fresh menu highlighting the produce of Southern California. Two years later Bryan was offered the opportunity to lead the kitchen at Butcher & Bee Nashville where he currently creates unique produce-driven cuisine praised by The Tennessean as “fresh, original and utterly delicious.”

When he’s not at work Bryan loves spending time with his wife and cats and his hound dog. He is also a hip hop junkie and an avid sports fan.