Andy Love got a jump on today’s “farm-to-table” crazy as a young boy.
"My grandparents lived on a farm in Missouri, where my grandfather practiced veterinary medicine, raised cattle, bottled fresh milk and had a big garden,” he said. “I spent my summers and holidays there, where the vegetables came right off the farm and into my grandmother’s kitchen.”
Little did he know that these childhood experiences would ultimately shape his life and career. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Love has been the executive chef at The Old Oyster Factory on Hilton Head Island since 2011. This year, the restaurant enters its second quarter-century of serving the freshest seafood in the Lowcountry.