Primland’s new Executive Chef Ernest Bledsoe joins the property from The Swag, a Southern Living Collection Hotel, where he served as executive chef for the four-diamond hotel. Born and raised in South Florida, Bledsoe was exposed to a large variety of cooking styles, all of them focusing on fresh seafood and produce with a wide variety of cultural influences.

After earning his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Miami he trained as the right hand man to celebrity chef Oliver Saucy at the prestigious Café Maxx in Pompano Beach. He has also held Executive chef positions at Pawleys Plantation Golf Club, Nalu’s Beach Bar in the Key West, Bliss Restaurant and Lounge in South Carolina, The Harbour Club in Charleston and more.

Chef Ernest will use some of the properties best local ingredients to cultivate seasonal menus and fresh dishes for all who visit and stay at Primland.