Joshua Keeler is xecutive chef/partner of Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston, SC, which he opened with his wife/partner, Heather. Josh received his culinary degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont. It was there in Vermont, where “farm-to-table” was embedded in the culture before the cliche ever existed, that Josh developed his ethos on food – sourcing ingredients directly, cooking with the seasons, and fostering creativity on the plate. Josh then took his skills to Philadelphia where he cooked in several restaurants.
In 2009, Charleston drew Josh and Heather southward with its promise of good weather, great people and a blossoming food scene. Their vision was to be active participants in that culinary rebirth, helping to nudge the scene even further along. Thus their restaurant, Two Boroughs Larder, in downtown Charleston was born in August 2011.
Nominated in 2013 and 2014 for Food & Wine Magazine “People’s Best New Chef, Josh was a 2013 StarChefs Rising Star and a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast in 2013 and 2014. The restaurant’s identity is rooted in Josh’s strong food ethos and the idea that one should not have to put on a tie and/or high heels to eat good, creative food. The ever-evolving, boundary-pushing menu in a casual, cozy atmosphere have earned recognition on national platform, including coverage in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times.