“Years of experience culminated with a passion for food, wine and love for people!”
Traveling through America’s Wine Country while indulging in countless varietals of wine, all paired with unbelievable food, was how the idea for Cucina South got started!
Gathering with very close friends, they had a blast creating their favorite dishes including brick oven pizza which we have now at Cucina. These memories have defined who they are and makes them so passionate about what they do today.
All the staff at Cucina are dedicated to food, service, and everything in between especially our Executive Chef and GM, Brett Henry.
Our manager, Tanner, has been with us for almost a year! He’s excited to invite you into Cucina South and make sure you have a wonderful evening. We hope you stop in soon, so we can share a little bit of our passion with you.
Executive Chef and General Manager of Cucina South, Brett Henry, was first introduced to the food industry at age 13 while working on a produce farm where he learned to appreciate fresh ingredients. Between the ages of 13 and now, he has worked in a variety of restaurants, assisted in numerous openings for large restaurants, and has had the good fortune to travel more then 20 countries and as many states. Through his travel and experience, his passion for the industry has grown.
Several years ago his family moved to the Yulee and Fernandina Beach area. His sister runs a business working with Autistic children and his parents have retired to our beautiful community. Since moving here Brett has worked for Lulus and the rest of the time working in affiliation with Restaurant Owner Tim Seyda. Brett spent time working at Bar Zin and opened the 801 Kitchen and Bar as Executive Chef. We are very happy the opportunity opened for Chef Brett to join the Cucina South team.
When he is not in the Kitchen or speaking with guests at Cucina, he is writing, painting, gardening, and by no surprise…cooking. His passion for the food service industry and genuine care for our guests is evident in his actions at Cucina. Chef Brett and the Cucina South Team hope to see you soon.
Check out Cucina South's Sister Restaurant: BarZin