Chef Clay Conley
Chef Clay Conley opened the doors to Buccan with partners and friends Sam Slattery and Oliver “Piper” Quinn in 2011. Years of planning, and decades of working, traveling, reading, eating, drinking, and cooking culminated into this space and menu. Buccan represents what and how Clay loves to cook – small plates with big flavors. The raving accolades that resulted from his realized vision included two James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef: South, numerous Best New Restaurant awards, and growth….in February 2012, he opened Imoto (transl: little sister), an intimate, Asian-focused extension of Buccan.