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Drew developed a passion for cooking at a young age. His first restaurant job came at 17 years old in an upscale steak house in Virginia. After working in various kitchens, his quest for learning led him to enroll at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston to pursue an education in culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management. He was a part of the last graduating class from the Charleston campus before the school moved to Charlotte, NC. Through working different positions in the front and back of the house in hotels, restaurants, country clubs, and college campuses, Drew gained experience and a thorough knowledge of food, wine, beer, and mixology. He continues to be a student of the game, soaking up inspiration from chefs all over the world. It is a personal goal for him to continue learning the latest styles, techniques, and ingredients that professional cooks are using. He has a fascination with authentic international cuisine and culture. He believes in a philosophy that food is the thing that transcends all boundaries and binds everyone together.
Wonderful Bachelorette experience! These men know how to work the kitchen. Very informative, educated, and talented.
Our group had an amazing time at Food Fire + Knives! There were 9 of us, in town for a bachelorette weekend, and we contacted them through their website about two weeks ahead of our requested date. Michael was able to accommodate us and find us a kitchen space to rent for the class (we were in a hotel without a kitchen to use). Chef Drew was phenomenal, and his assistant was lovely and sweet as well. They worked with me on the menu and were very willing to make substitutions for certain food allergies and preferences. They also spent a significant amount of time with us helping us to actually learn the methods for the cuisine of choice. Overall this was a great experience, and I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for private cooking lessons or a personal chef!
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