Adam Close

Years of Participation

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Poogan’s Porch Executive Chef Adam Close began his culinary career working with Founding Chef Donald Barickman at Magnolias while honing his skills at Johnson & Wales University. Upon graduation, Close left Charleston to train in the high intensity Atlanta kitchens of two of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s top venues - the four-star, four-diamond flagship restaurant Pano’s & Paul’s and the highly praised Italian venture, Veni, Vidi, Vici. In 2006, Close was drawn back to the Lowcountry by the burgeoning culinary community and its growing commitment to sustainable seafood and now has intensified his focus on local fish and shellfish and developing productive relationships with the fisherman and purveyors who supply our Charleston restaurants. Chef Close spent 11 years working as the Executive Chef for Blossom before joining the team at Poogan’s Hospitality.