Charleston Restaurant News

Wild Dunes Resort Announces New Executive Chef

November 9, 2015

Wild Dunes Resort is contributing to the growing Isle of Palms culinary scene with a renewed focus, announcing its new Sea Island Grill & Lounge Executive Chef, Brett Sparman. With an impressive pedigree of more than 14 years of experience, Sparman will be responsible for overseeing all culinary operations, including innovative menu development for Wild Dunes Resort.

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“This is a very exciting time for Wild Dunes Resort’s Food & Beverage program and we are thrilled to have Chef Sparman join the team,” states Frank Fredericks, managing director at Wild Dunes Resort. “Sparman’s passion for fresh, top-quality ingredients will be instrumental in leading the charge to transform the Sea Island Grill into a culinary destination for Charleston area locals and tourists alike.”


Sparman most recently served as the Executive Chef at Luminaria Restaurant & Patio and its sister property The Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, NM. Additionally, Sparman spent several years honing his craft in a variety of Dallas’ most respected restaurants, as a Sous Chef at Nobu Dallas and later as Executive Sous Chef at Nana, under the direction of acclaimed Chef Anthony Bombaci.

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“I am thrilled to be joining the amazing food and beverage team at Wild Dunes Resort,” says Sparman. “I have long been an admirer of Charleston’s award-winning culinary scene and look forward to bringing a fresh, creative dining experience to Isle of Palms.”

Utilizing locally-grown ingredients, Chef Sparman has enhanced the Sea Island Grill’s Food & Beverage program and introduced new menus featuring expertly-crafted dishes that highlight the essence of distinguished flavor. The Sea Island Grill & Lounge dinner menuis quintessentially Lowcountry-inspired with an elevated interpretation, including appetizers such as She Crab Soup and Pickled Shrimp with remoulade and shaved radish; entrées like Carolina Snapper with wheatberry, roasted corn, butter beans and chive pistou; and Apple-Croissant Bread Pudding for dessert. The restaurant’s Lounge Menu also features new dishes like Crispy Chicken Lollipops and BLT Sliders with pork belly and fried green tomatoes.

The Sea Island Grill & Lounge serves daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Diners are invited to experience a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $30 per person, served nightly from 5:00-6:30 p.m. For more information on The Sea Island Grill & Lounge or to make a reservation, please call 843.886.2200 or book via Opentable.

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