As Executive Chef at Millers All Day, Jeff Allen’s knack for creative dishes paired with his formal training shines on each plate at the brunch-centric restaurant in historic downtown Charleston. Since joining the team in July 2021, Allen continues to execute fun and lighthearted dishes prepared with serious ingredients and classic technique.
The son of a career chef, Allen grew up around restaurants and kitchens throughout his childhood in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2005, Allen began his formal culinary training at the Center for the Culinary Arts in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he was awarded his Associate’s degree in the Culinary Arts and Chef Training in 2007.
Throughout his professional career, Allen has gained experience and furthered his knowledge of different ingredients and cuisines. Since relocating to Charleston, S.C. in 2014, Allen has proven his talent and culinary expertise while helping to open some coveted new concepts, including Wood & Grain and SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar. In 2020, his menus and dishes while Executive Chef at SAVI landed him among the areas top 3 finalists for Best Chef Mount Pleasant.
Today, Allen executes an imaginative culinary program at both locations of Miller’s All Day and their food truck that allows guests to experience the Lowcountry’s most coveted ingredients without pretention. Millers All Day features Springer Mountain Farms chicken in all of their chicken dishes, which change seasonally, and Chef Allen says, “Springer Mountain Farms is the best chicken out there!”
Check out Millers All Day at the original location in downtown Charleston at 120 King Street, Charleston or their new James Island location that opened in the later half of 2022 at 1956 Maybank Hwy, Ste A , Charleston. They’ve even got a handy truck locator on the website to help you find the locations their food truck will be rolling into next!
We asked Chef Jeff to DISH on his newest projects, upcoming events and what he likes to do when he’s not at Millers All Day
Chef Allen will be featured at the upcoming Charleston Food & Wine Festival this March for the Bubbles + Buckets event on Sunday, March 5th from 11AM-1:30PM at Hampton Park. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Millers All Day will be celebrating a milestone in March for the 5 year anniversary of their 1st location. Sign up for their newsletter or follow on social to stay up to date on details for this event and other great happenings for both locations.
IN HIS SPARE TIME:
In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife, Katie, and their son, Grayson, and the family’s three dogs – especially when they’re playing sports and indulging in Charleston’s restaurant scene. His fave chicken dish to cook at home for his family using Springer Mountain Farms chicken is Chicken Parmesan.