Chef Will Collins
Executive Chef/Distribution Manager
Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Graduate, Chef Will Collins, has found his calling at the helm of Seaside Grown’s commercial kitchen, where creating recipes from the culls of the American produce harvest has grown into an inspiring plan to reduce food and packaging waste. Together with his best friend Ross Taylor and a handful of entrepreneurial-minded teammates, Collins has developed 20+ fresh, Field to Glass® products seen on shelves at Publix, Kroger, The Fresh Market, and Harris Teeter to name a few. This Fall, Collins was tasked with creating a fresh tomato sauce for Aramark and the Clemson Dining Program. What began as a morning cocktail experiment using Taylor’s family’s farm fresh tomatoes has led to the opportunity to support the American farmer and offer the consumer a product with unprecedented traceability and freshness– a win win entrepreneurial success story.