About Bill Briand
Bill Briand is the Executive Chef of Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina and Playa at Sportsman Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. Bill began an 8-year stint with Emeril Lagasse, learning all aspects of the kitchen, which resulted in the launch of his professional career. When the opportunity was presented, he joined Donald Link, opening Herbsaint, Cochon, and Cochon Butcher. He spent ten years focusing on whole animal butchering as well as working with local farmers. In spring 2013 he joined forces with restaurateur Johnny Fisher to open Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. Bill took the helm of two restaurants, Upstairs and Dockside. Accolades include but are not limited to Southern Living recognition of Fisher’s in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as one of the best restaurants in the South, being named a James Beard Best Chef-South semifinalist in 2016, 2017 and 2018. After quickly becoming one of the most beautiful and critically acclaimed restaurants on the Gulf Coast, Fisher’s extended with their latest concept, Playa at Sportsman Marina.