Wesley Fulmer

Columbia, SC | Motor Supply Co. Bistro

Born and raised in Prosperity, S.C., Chef Wesley Fulmer took the helm at Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C., in Spring 2014. Featured recently in The Local Palate magazine and mentioned by Travel + Leisure, Fulmer and his culinary team have led Motor Supply to garner all three major local readers’ choice awards for “Best Restaurant” in 2015-2016 (The State, Free Times and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine). In Spring 2017, Chef Fulmer was one of the featured chefs at Columbia’s first-ever James Beard Foundation benefit dinner. After honing his craft in the James Beard Award-winning kitchens of celebrity chefs John Besh (Restaurant August, New Orleans) and Susanna Foo (Susanna Foo, Philadelphia), with stints in Boulder, CO and education in France, Fulmer served as Sous Chef at the luxe Atlantic Room at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. In Spring 2015, Chef Fulmer was selected as the sole chef for Discover SC’s biannual media event in New York City, and in Fall 2015, he was featured in a segment of the Travel Channel UK television show, “Jeni and Olly’s Deep South Food Adventures.” A recent high point for Chef Fulmer was partnering with culinary historian David Shields on an event with Historic Columbia, featuring long-lost Midlands regional ingredients such as shad roe, once a staple in the Columbia, S.C., area. Noted Fulmer, for whom historic preservation is a passion, “It’s so important to shine a spotlight on the near-forgotten, heritage foods of our region and state.”