About Crawford Cookshop
Crawford Cookshop welcomes guests for Chef Scott Crawford’s delicious “Americana” style cooking celebrating the seasons and time-honored dishes from a wood grill. Located in a restored, historic building from 1904 in the heart of Clayton’s charming downtown, guests will discover American classics prepared by Chef Bryan Slattery and his team – crispy catfish sandwiches, saucy ribs, big seasonal salads, hearty entrees and comforting desserts served alongside delicious wines, cocktail favorites and local beer.
Cookshop was designed for guests on all occasions – enjoying weeknights with family, date nights on the weekend and groups of all sizes, in all seasons. With a wide range of seating options indoors – and out on the heated, covered patio with seating surrounding the fireplace – we look forward to welcoming you!
Chef de Cuisine
Chef Scott Crawford tapped North Carolina native Bryan Slattery as Chef de Cusine of Crawford Cookshop, opening this fall in Clayton, NC. Slattery, a Culinary Institute of America graduate first served alongside Chef Daniel Zeal, a Chef Crawford mentee, at the Forbes 5-star Cloister at Sea Island in Gerogia GA, before he was named Chef De Cuisine for Sea Island’s Sporting Club, Broadfield. Upon returning to North Carolina, Slattery served with Michelin star-rated Chef Brandon Sharp at Carolina Inns’ Crossroads Chapel Hill. Slattery -- an avid barbecue fan and home enthusiast -- also honed his butchery skills at Carolina Bucher Shop in Angier, NC.
“Chef Slattery is a consummate professional with a knowledge and curiosity for modern American cooking -- making him a perfect fit for this fun, casual concept rooted in the seasons and around a wood grill.”
Chef & Owner
Award-winning Chef Scott Crawford blazed a trail across the South earning Forbes Five-Star awards and five James Beard Foundation semifinalist nominations for “Best Chef: Southeast” before opening his flagship restaurant Crawford and Son – named “Best Restaurant of the Year.” Crawford is known for his refined, artful cuisine, his leadership in and out of the kitchen, and his mission to celebrate his family in his work. In 2019, Crawford opened his French bistro, Jolie, inspired by his daughter and the intimate and exceptional neighborhood bistros throughout Paris.