Business Briefs - March 29, 2018
DOCKERY’S ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF CHAD ANDERSON
Chad Anderson has joined the culinary team at Dockery’s as executive chef. In addition to a full menu, the 10,000 square foot destination restaurant on Daniel Island offers live music and has its own on-site brewery.
“Since opening, Dockery’s has been more popular than we could have anticipated with diners, drinkers and families,” explained Bob Amick, president and founder of Concentrics Restaurants. “Chef Anderson is the perfect fit for our destination concept and its food and drink savvy clientele.”
According to a press release, Anderson comes armed with an impressive resume. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he jumpstarted his culinary career in 2002 at Atlanta’s New York Prime steakhouse. Anderson then worked at Rathbun’s, Loca Luna (executive chef), Noche (executive chef), Craft Atlanta, Hal’s on Old Ivy and The Optimist (Bon Appétit’s “Top 50 New Restaurants”), King + Duke (voted one of “America’s Best Restaurants” by GQ). In 2014, Anderson headed to Charleston, to serve as executive chef for Rita’s Seaside Grille and assist Halls Hospitality Restaurant Group expand their company into a multi-unit restaurant group. Shortly after, Anderson was invited to join The Indigo Road restaurant group to work in the kitchen at The Macintosh.
In the fall of 2014, Anderson returned to Atlanta to open Indigo Road’s Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta’s new Avalon community. However, he found his way back to the Lowcountry and most recently could be found at the acclaimed Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s island alongside Chef Jaques Larson.
At Dockery’s, Chef Anderson is looking to showcase Modern American Lowcountry cuisine with “bold popping flavors.”
Dockery’s was opened by Concentrics Restaurants, a James Beard nominated, nationally acclaimed restaurant group based in Atlanta. Located on Island Park Drive in the heart of Daniel Island, Dockery’s is adjacent to the recently announced Daniel Island Performing Arts Center. Dockery’s serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. For more information, visit DockerysDanielIsland.com and follow Dockery’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Anderson replaces former Dockery’s Executive Chef Jason Ulak, who is no longer employed at the restaurant.
NEW ‘PINK’ ICE CREAM TRUCK TO MAKE STOPS ON DANIEL ISLAND
The Ice Cream Team, a locally owned and operated ice cream truck and catering company, is introducing the newest and “most meaningful ice cream truck” on its current fleet. Their “pink” ice cream truck was designed to support local cancer awareness as well as to give the company an opportunity to donate a portion of our proceeds to support cancer research, stated a press release.
The pink truck will be making visits to communities across the Charleston region, including Daniel Island, where it is currently running three to four times per week.
The Ice Cream Team’s motto is “One ice cream at a time helps join the fight against cancer!” Owner Eric Reiner said he plans to use the truck to gather local support for cancer research on the street, at local events and beyond! The Ice Cream Team, founded in 2012, currently has a fleet of six trucks that roam the streets of Charleston and Berkeley County and can be seen at many local events as well as private catering and fundraising. They sell pre-packaged novelty ice cream treats made by Blue Bunny, Good Humor, Popsicle and SnoBar brands. For more information, visit www.theicecreamteam.com or visit their Facebook page under “The Ice Cream Team.”