Woodlands Inn has finally hired a new executive chef to replace Nathan Whiting, who left last year to take the helm at Tristan Resturant downtown. The new chef at Woodlands is Andrew Chadwick, a guy who has the right pedigree.

He’s worked at plenty of Five Star and Five Diamond properties, including the Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas and the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

He struck out on his own for a bit in Nashville, opening Andrew Chadwick’s on Rutledge Hill in 2007. The Nashville Scene gave his restaurant an enthusiastic thumbs up. “The gushing is justified at Andrew Chadwick’s, where the former Ritz-Carlton chef delivers a dining experience unlike any other in Nashville.” In 2008, they credited Chadwick with raising “the bar—and the price point — for exquisite food in Nashville.”

In a press release, Chadwick says he is coming to Woodlands and the Charleston area with the idea of embracing locally raised produce and creating a garden on the grounds of Woodlands. “But, we will also continue to use some of the best ingredients from around the world to create truly global cuisine,” he assures.

His approach to food seems modern and minimal and just right for the setting. He’ll be taking over a newly renovated kitchen with has state-of-the-art equipment and a chef’s table, where we can expect him to wow guests with his tasting menus.

For more information or to go ahead and make your reservations, call (800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com.

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