Chef Clayton Chapman — The Grey Plume Artisan
Having begun his culinary career at the tender age of 14, Clayton Chapman’s kitchen artistry continues to know no bounds. Multiple awards and James Beard nominations later, Chef Chapman continues to garner national attention for his artistic presentations and fine American cuisine. His restaurant, The Grey Plume, located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, has become a local mainstay known for its unwavering commitment to locally-sourced ingredients. Here Clayton leads a kitchen staff of young guns that all share the same passion -- to elevate the art of cooking.
"With the birth of my first child a light went off. This really forced me to look at the way we were living our lives, what we were eating and where it was coming from. The longtime chef mentality of putting more thought into technique and creating a dish was overtaken by caring more about sourcing the best possible ingredients that were grown using good practices and highlighting those ingredients; it really transformed my approach to food."