This will be the first chef's spotlight installment since the pandemic started. We feel this person was the best choice to reintroduce the series.
Chef Chelsea Cribb has many years experience in the culinary industry. She's been at numerous restaurants and has put her touch on dishes that wowed customers. Unfortunately, those restaurants didn't last.
It was with Chef Greg Metcalfe of SoCo Grille and SoCo Marina Grille that Cribb found a home at the former Southern Comforts, Southern Dining and Seafood Shack eatery in The Hammock Shops, located in Pawleys Island.
With his tutelage, she began to grow her technique and become more confident in who she was. It was also during this time she participated in culinary events with Metcalfe, like the Family Justice Center's Taste of Georgetown and Friendship Place's Cooking with Friends.
But, again, she was faced with a restaurant closure. Metcalfe had seen it through in Pawleys Island and felt the need to come to the City of Georgetown. This time, Cribb was part of the package.
So, in May 2020, and during a pandemic, Metcalfe opened SoCo Grille on Front Street. Cribb was again back at it and finding her voice in the kitchen. And Metcalfe noticed.
Soon, he opened another restaurant, SoCo Marina Grille, at the Belle Isle Marina Yacht Club. It was then he realized what he must do.
After ups and downs in her career, Cribb was promoted head chef at SoCo Grille. She would now be leading the culinary brigade with her flavors and style.
Don't worry. Greg is still around.
But he knows the restaurant at Front Street isn't going anywhere but up. It's in good hands.
Thank you Chef Chelsea Cribb for being part of Georgetown's culinary adventure. Go by and visit her at 619 Front Street, and click the button below for SoCo Grille's Facebook page.