Chef Jermaine Brown Named Executive Chef at Julia Pearl


As Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine readies to open its doors in Plano, the restaurant is pleased to announce its Executive Chef, Jermaine Brown. Chef Brown comes to Julia Pearl with a wealth of experience working in top kitchens and with top chefs around the state, including Culinary Director Tre Wilcox, with whom he’s worked at a number of celebrated concepts.

Chef Brown got his start at Brennan’s of Houston, where he earned his stripes as the lead line cook and banquet chef. Moving on to Dallas, he continued his development in the kitchen at Abacus, Kent Rathbun’s award-winning restaurant, where he worked his way up from line cook to Executive Sous Chef. Chef Brown has also held Executive Sous Chef positions at fine dining spots including Marquee Grill and Loft 610. With more than 16 years of culinary experience, his rich background and diverse skill set made him the perfect choice for Julia Pearl.  

“Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine is an exciting new concept, and I’m looking forward to bringing my passion for Southern food—both modern and traditional—to the kitchen,” said Brown. “Tre Wilcox has been a mentor of mine, so to be working together once again is a welcome opportunity. I’m going to work hard each night to put out the best food possible for our guests as we introduce ourselves to the community.”

Chef Brown will be tasked with conceptualizing specials and new dishes as well as executing a menu that features fresh, locally-sourced meats, fish and produce. The menu includes traditional favorites like smoked brisket and roasted redfish alongside more modern plates like pomegranate-red pepper glazed pork belly.

Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine is located at 2301 N Central Expressway.

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