As Cannon Green’s executive chef, Michael Perez imbues dishes with a flair for artistry and robust flavor. He’s as adventurous in his world travels as in his palate and brings inspiration from global culinary traditions, especially those of Italy and the Mediterranean, to his expertise showcasing fresh Lowcountry ingredients. A native of Portland, Oregon, Perez returns to Charleston to take the helm at Cannon Green, having previously served as chef at Indaco before moving on to head other Indigo Road Restaurant Group kitchens in Atlanta. In addition, he’s worked at award-winning restaurants from Alaska to Hawaii, including Scarpetta in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Food Network fans may recognize his charm and charisma from his 2013 appearance on their “Chef Wanted” series, and Cannon Green diners will undoubtedly recognize his talent for giving freshest, local ingredients a show-stopping delivery.