Bradley Willits

B&O Brasserie has named Bradley Willits executive chef (Photo courtesy B&O Brasserie/Scott Suchman / March 13, 2013)

Bradley Willits is the new executive chef at B&O American Brasserie in the Hotel Monaco.

Willits is the third executive chef at the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property, which opened in 2009, following E. Michael Reidt and Thomas Dunklin.

Willits, 31, has more than 20 years of kitchen experience and education, having started his restaurant career at his father's cafe in Sarasota, Fla. His formative kitchen experience was at Tango, a Vero Beach, Fla., restaurant, where he trained under Ben Tench.

Willits has worked with James Beard Award-winning chefs Jason Wilson (Crush, Seattle), Mike Lata (Fig, Charleston, N.C.) and Sean Brock (McCrady's, Charleston, N.C.)

Willits returned to Vero Beach in 2009 to work at Kimpton's Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge as chef de cuisine. And last year, he came to Baltimore, where he worked as B&O's chef de cuisine alongside Dunklin.