Five years ago, love brought a talented young chef to Cleveland. Today, thousands of diners at Fat Fish Blue in Downtown Cleveland have fallen in love with Southern transplant and master showman, JR Grady.
Gulf Coast born and raised, Gary “JR” Grady Jr. spent his early years sautéing up and down the Gulf Coast from local BBQ houses to high profile kitchens like The Riverhouse in New Orleans, La., and Hank’s Seafood in Charleston, S.C.. To augment his real life experience and expand his fundamentals, Grady attended Johnson & Wales University, a culinary school in Charleston. After graduating summa cum laude, Grady decided to try his hand on a different coast. So, he joined his new bride on the north coast…aka Cleveland.