Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
Bill Briand is the Executive Chef of Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, AL. Born in England to a Navy captain and a mother that loved to cook, Bill was the kid helping out in the kitchen while his brother and dad watched football – cooking has always been his passion. He knocked on the door of Emeril’s flagship restaurant in 1999 and launched his professional career, spending eight years with Emeril learning all aspects of a real kitchen. Opportunity knocked again and he went to work for Donald Link, opening Herbsaint, Cochon, and Cochon Butcher. True to Link’s style, he spent ten years focusing on whole animal butchering and working with local farmers to get the freshest ingredients. In the spring of 2013, Bill joined forces with restauranteur Johnny Fisher to open Fishers at Orange Beach Marina and take the helm of two kitchens, Upstairs and Dockside. The focus is on local Gulf seafood, butchered in house, and locally farmed ingredients. Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina has quickly become one of the most beautiful and critically acclaimed restaurants on the Gulf Coast.