John May

Chef
John May

Raleigh-Durham

About John May

Chef John May, a Durham native, served as executive chef of Piedmont after serving as a sous chef at Vivian Howard’s Kinston restaurant, Chef & the Farmer. He can be found running multiple pop-ups, including venues such as Viceroy Durham.

My Venues


Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

BOOOOOOM! I am so happy and
"BOOOOOOM! I am so happy and excited to say that I have joined the family here at @crawfordnson. Catch me here for fun updates and as I continue my quest to eat all of the legendary wheat rolls!"
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@bluewhistlerfarm dry aged
"@bluewhistlerfarm dry aged duck with koji, melted strawberry, glazed beets and duck jus on my favorite new piece from @matthallyb"
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Pork belly, celery root,
"Pork belly, celery root, alliums (fancy word for onions and garlic)"
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Clam and green garlic salad,
"Clam and green garlic salad, pickled broccoli flowers, watermelon radish"
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Brined and charred collard
"Brined and charred collard stem glazed with ramp vinegar and sunflower seeds"
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