An operating chef with a hands-on approach, Brent is a homegrown chef excited to lead a kitchen team producing locally influenced and highest-quality cuisine. With over two decades of running kitchens, Brent’s experience in applying detail and care to delicate flavors will be the forefront of the Heirloom guest experience. Brent believes in sourcing as locally as possible, but putting all ingredients through the lens of his culinary heritage as a VB native.
General Manager/Wine Director
Virginia Beach native, Bethany Morris, is a Certified Sommelier with more than 12 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, she served as the Wine Director at Hilton Norfolk The Main, and received multiple Wine Spectator Awards for her lists. Bethany is the recipient of the Waltor Clore Scholarship for having passed her Certified Sommelier Exam in 2017, for highest in class. She also sits on the board for judging several Virginia wine competitions. She is currently pursuing her Advance Sommelier Certification.
Bethany's roles will be that of General Manager, responsible for all aspects of the front of the house, as well as Wine Director. She hopes to establish Heirloom’s service to be of the highest quality, and to develop the wine program to be nationally recognized, with features from her home state of Virginia.
A nationally recognized mixologist, Josh holds the titles of Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators and Certified Spirits Professional from the USBG, among others. Josh is active in enrichment programs across the country, including Portland Cocktail Week and Bar Institute, having presented seminars in each. In addition, Josh is serving as an Ambassador of Fortaleza Tequila with responsibility for promoting their brand and working to promote responsible production and guidelines for agave spirits. For the last two years, Josh has also served as a mentor for Wild Turkey’s Behind the Barrel program, leading groups of bartenders on educational trips to the distillery. He is a demonstrated leader in his field, with 9 cocktail programs and several noted consultations under his belt. Josh will serve as Bar Manager, responsible for selecting an array of high quality spirits and beers, and developing cocktails to complement our seasonal menu offerings.