R. Daren Wolfe has been working in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. A graduate of University of Tennessee after being admitted on a full music scholarship, he acquired degrees in Theology and Psychology, in addition to a Business Minor.
Wolfe has worked in a management capacity in Knoxville, Tennessee, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Lake Tahoe, California, Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. While in Hilton Head Island, he managed at the Westin at Port Royal Sound, one of only two five star and five diamond resorts on the East Coast at the time.
Upon moving to Charleston, Wolfe was employed with The Woodlands, a five diamond resort featuring a dining room rated with a perfect score of 100 by Conde Naste. Wolfe subsequently achieved much success as the General Manager of McCrady’s, voted Restaurant of the Year by the Post and Courier during his tenure. Shortly after starting his own consulting business in 2001, he joined Coast Bar and Grill as the General Manager, and later became General Manager of 39 Rue de Jean.
In the summer of 2004, Wolfe accepted the position of Director of Operations for Holy City Hospitality, and commenced the launch of Good Food Catering. In the fall of 2005, Wolfe became the Operating Partner of Holy City Hospitality. Since that time, the hospitality group has grown fruitfully, launching its third restaurant, Virginia’s on King, in December of ’07, and recently launching three new concept restaurants on Hutson Alley, Michael’s on the Alley, Vincent Chicco’s, and Victor Social Club.
“The food and beverage industry is in my blood and I really enjoy working with people. I couldn’t imagine not being in the fast paced, highly demanding hospitality field. I hire managers that consequently hire employees that are passionate about the industry and are proud of their accomplishments. I believe that we are in the best business in the world as everyday brings something new,” Wolfe says of his experience and love for his work.
R. Daren Wolfe is married to Kirsten Wolfe with a beautiful daughter, Sophia Elise. He enjoys spending as much time with his family in the great outdoors as possible.Download PDF