St. Augustine, Florida
May 8-12, 2024

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Brian Whittington

Owner / Chef,

Preserved & Chop Shop

Preserving southern cuisine & hospitality.

Led by James Beard-nominated chef and owner, Brian Whittington, Preserved serves authentic southern cuisine with a French flair. We are committed to serving fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients with southern hospitality.

Preserved opened in 2016 and is located in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic Lincolnville neighborhood in a late 1800s Victorian house that was once the home of the great granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson.  

Originally from East Moline, IL before his family relocated to Crescent Beach, Brian attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales in Miami, taking to the school’s emphasis on classic French techniques. Following his position as Executive Chef at a few different concepts, including Zhanra’s & Rhett’s. After a four-year stint as Executive Chef at Jacksonville’s French-inspired  Restaurant Orsay, he turned his attention back to St. Augustine and the idea for Preserved was born, followed by its natural extension Chop Shop.