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How Charleston's Husk restaurant stays relevant in a competitive dining city

GM Steven Chandler honors the restaurant’s legacy while moving it forward in step with the trends.

Steven Chandler, general manager of Husk in Charleston, S.C. earned his culinary chops in the back-of-the-house, working in hotel kitchens overseeing purchasing, event planning, catering and more. But he felt his true calling was in the front-of-the-house, and he made that transition several years ago, landing at Husk in 2022.

Steven Chanlder

Steven Chandler

Since he joined the team, he’s elevated the training program, added a bar and patio with a more casual vibe and menu and preserved the cherished restaurant’s legacy while positioning it for the future.

Listen as Chandler describes how his empathetic approach and holistic hospitality experience serve him well as GM, shares the keys to creating a positive culture and talks about what’s next for Husk.

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