Executive Chef Marcus Shell

Jan 27, 2023

We are excited to announce that Chef Shell has been awarded South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2023.

The South Carolina Chef Ambassador program was established in 2015 to recognize chefs who best represent the state’s culinary culture. As well, the chef’s professional creativity and personal style is contributed to an ongoing effort to promote the state’s authentic culinary experiences and encourage the incorporation of buying local into every day dining.

Chef Marcus started his culinary expedition at a young age in his hometown of New Bedford, MA. A city known for commercial fishing and scalloping industries. His love of cooking started early when he expressed a curiosity for cooking that his mother helped him to develop. He learned the fulfilling art of cooking for others and sharing his skills with friends and family. Marcus graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu Boston Campus in 2011 and continued his pursuit of knowledge and experience. While working in Greenwood, SC he was mentored by a former Charleston Executive Chef, his passion for food grew, as well as his curiosity for the city of Charleston. After a solid year as Sous Chef at 82 Queen, Chef Marcus embarked on a new journey of his own. His goal of being an Executive Chef was achieved at 39 Rue de Jean, and is a perfect match of traditional and contemporary styles. Chef Marcus pairs exquisite technique with innovation to bring a creative twist to classic dishes that Rue de Jean is known for. 

Read more about Chef Marcus’ Ambassadorship from Discover South Carolina