Daniel Zeal


Executive Chef of The Cloister, Sea Island

Driving Zeal's culinary finesse is an energized passion for his craft applied with a cultivated hand that transforms slow-food classics into delicate and edible gems. His cuisine begins with true-to-the-South flavor profiles steeped in family food memories, which is then gently refined with global infections and subtle complexities. Emphatically ingredient-driven, his dishes feature fresh, artisanal products from boutique vendors and local partners such as Sapelo Farms whenever possible. Flavors are always clean and authentic, built on the perfection of ingredients such as "farm to table" enthusiasm is destined to procure.