After a short stint at Snowshoe Ski Resort, Steve returned to South Florida to work with Bayport Restaurant Group in Miami, FL. A promotion to Regional Manager resulted in a move to Atlanta, GA, where he supervised two corporate restaurants and one in Orlando, FL. After almost ten years with Bayport, Steve accepted a Director of Operations position in Charlotte, NC, with Chicago-based Levy Restaurants. During his tenure there, he oversaw two restaurants in Charlotte’s Bank of America Corporate Center, and properties in Chicago and Bloomingdale, IL. In 2005, Steve took a position with Burke Hospitality Group, a chef-driven regional restaurant group with locations in North and South Carolina, before meeting Carl Sobocinski in 2014. Their common philosophies about business and the industry led Steve to move to Greenville and work with Table 301.
“I love the constant changes that this industry offers along with the enjoyment that comes from bringing joy into people’s lives through different foods and hospitality,” says Steve. “Table 301 is uniquely different from anywhere I have worked before due to the incredible entrepreneurial spirit, community involvement, and commitment to its number one asset; its people.”
Steve has actively contributed to numerous charity and professional groups throughout his career including being an organizing member and supporter for the Share Our Strength/ Charlotte Taste of the Nation events, 1994-2014. He’s served on the Hospitality Education Advisory Committee for Central Piedmont Community College, as a Board Member of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Education Foundation, and is a current Board Member for the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA). He was named the state’s Outstanding Community Leader by the SCRLA in 2020.
When he’s away from the restaurants, Steve likes spending time with his wife and two children as well as doing anything outdoors – from taking an evening run to grilling out and, working in the yard. An avid hunter and fisherman, Steve spends as much time as his wife allows tending to his food plots and planning fishing trips to Florida.