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Neighborhood Dining Group, the restaurant group behind Husk, Minero and Delaney Oyster House across the southeast, announced changes to its flagship Husk location in downtown Charleston. 

The iconic southern restaurant named Steven Chandler as general manager earlier this year, and starting on March 7, chef Ray England will be the new executive chef. The pair fill the shoes of Neighborhood Dining Group veterans chef Travis Grimes and Kevin King, who was named as general manager of the upcoming Minero, opening late spring on Johns Island. 

Ray England | Sarah Daniel

Chef England brings a wealth of experience to Husk, having worked in kitchens from Alaska to California, most notably at Top Chef Tom Colicchio’s Craft in Los Angeles. There, he worked under Michelin-starred Chef Mathew Accarrino as chef de cuisine. In 2015, England moved to Charleston to open Scarecrow and Co. (which closed in 2020) as executive chef, developing a vegetable-forward menu.

Chandler brings a multi-faceted background, with experience in both front and back of house. He spent time as a sous chef under chef David Harker of Omni Hotels & Resorts. In 2015, Chandler moved to the front and held managerial positions at Kayne Prime Steakhouse and The Otaku Group in Nashville. Chandler said he sees himself as the liaison between the front and back of the house. 

Steven Chandler | Sarah Daniel

Chandler and chef England plan to work closely together at Husk to create a collaborative work environment. 

Chandler brings a multi-faceted background, with experience in both front and back of house. He spent time as a sous chef under chef David Harker of Omni Hotels & Resorts. In 2015, Chandler moved to the front and held managerial positions at Kayne Prime Steakhouse and The Otaku Group in Nashville. Chandler said he sees himself as the liaison between the front and back of the house. 

Chandler and chef England plan to work closely together at Husk to create a collaborative work environment.



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