John May

Durham, NC | Piedmont

Chef John May joined Piedmont in August 2016 after two and a half years cooking alongside Chef Vivian Howard at her award-winning Chef & The Farmer in Kinston, NC. Guests may recognize May from the open kitchen where he was featured on several episodes of “A Chef’s Life.” A Durham native, May returned home to share his cooking – steeped in the South and its foodways and traditions – with his community at Piedmont, the ultimate destination for his farm vegetable focused cuisine. Chef May was featured as one of Zagat’s 9 Southern Chefs to Watch in March 2017. A former United States Marine, May also studied at The Art Institute in Durham, cooked at the Weathervane at Southern Season, and at The Boot. John May brings a passion for creating experiences through his food which resonates at Piedmont where delicious food and responsible sources are paramount.