Meet Chef Terrance Johnson: Crafting Culinary Magic at Sandestin Beach Club

Terrance Johnson, Executive Chef at Sandestin Beach Club, is a culinary maestro known for infusing creativity and passion into every dish he creates. With roots in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chef Terrance's journey to Sandestin was guided by a love for culinary arts nurtured from a young age. Under the tutelage of his uncle and grandmother, he honed his skills in the kitchen, laying the foundation for a remarkable career.

A former United States Marine Corps cook, Chef Terrance's transition to professional chef was a natural evolution of his lifelong passion. His love for cooking took precedence over his childhood dream of playing professional basketball, leading him to discover his true calling in the culinary world.

Chef Terrance Beach Club

It was fate that brought Chef Terrance to Sandestin, with his wife's intuition guiding them to this picturesque coastal community. Since joining Sandestin, Chef Terrance has found the perfect blend of culture and opportunity, describing his match with the company as "a perfect blend of seasonings." 

At the Beach Club, Chef Terrance serves as the culinary visionary, responsible for delivering exceptional dining experiences to members and their guests. His favorite part of being a chef lies in the freedom to unleash his creativity and receive the gratifying feedback that follows, with customers often declaring his dishes as the best they've ever tasted.

Chef Terrance's Signature Shrimp and Grits

Sandestin Shrimp & Grits - This tantalizing Sandestin Shrimp & Grits is a culinary masterpiece crafted by Sandestin’s Executive Chef Terrance Johnson. The velvety Smoked Gouda cheese grits are topped with juicy, jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage, and bacon, smothered in our Sandestin Beer and Worcestershire base gravy.

Anthony and Kelsey laughing and enjoying food from the Beach Club at Sandestin.

Beyond the kitchen, Chef Terrance finds joy in spending time with his family – a loving wife, seven children, and one grandchild. Their favorite destination for family adventures is none other than the magical world of Disney. 

When Chef Terrance isn't crafting culinary masterpieces, you'll find him hitting the basketball court or staying active with a workout. With his unwavering dedication to his craft and a commitment to excellence, Chef Terrance continues to elevate the dining experience at Sandestin Beach Club, leaving an indelible mark on every plate he presents.