Season 2 Chefs
Chef, Kyle McKnight says a need for new sneakers landed him in a restaurant kitchen. As a teen, the Woodbridge, Virginia native needed money for a pair of Adidas, so found a job washing dishes. Soon, he was running away to France to cook with master chefs. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University, McKnight’s career led him through Europe, Charleston, Miami, St. John and Argentina before he found a home at Hickory’s acclaimed Highland Avenue Restaurant. McKnight has cooked alongside acclaimed chefs Tom Colicchio, Sean Brock, Chris Edwards, Theirry Vergnalut and Phil Corr, and was named a Best Chef America 2012 to 2014 for his commitment to the slow food movement and his advocacy of local farmers in both Wilmington and Hickory, North Carolina. He also earned a Good Food Award with Bev Eggelston in 2013. McKnight is creating inspiring cuisine from the bounty of North Carolina land and sea.
Chef Dave Snyder - Halyard's Restaurant Group
For Dave Snyder, the past thirty years have been filled with culinary pursuits from New England to his beloved South. Born and raised in Michigan, his unabashed passion for cooking began in high school and college at the University of Georgia when he quickly discovered a preference for the kitchen over the classroom. His two restaurants, perennially ranked the region's most popular, enable Dave to share his love of hospitality, food, and how the two intertwine to create memorable culinary experiences, including his monthly cooking classes focusing on how great food enhances life. Drawing on his relationships with local fishermen and farmers, Dave demonstrates to eager guests how the best ingredients make a tremendous difference in the quality of the food, the sustainability of the environment and the financial strength of the local economy.
Anglers & Appetites Destinations
The Thunderbird Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel and historic landmark in Treasure Island, Florida. just outside St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, our family-owned and operated resort is a Tropical Retreat.
The River Street Inn is located at the beginning of Savannah's Landmark Historic District. Wrapped around a central atrium, this five-story Historic Inn on Savannah's Riverfront is preserved to offer leisure and business travelers a taste of yesterday with all the modern conveniences.
The Island Inn on St. Simons Island, GA Discover an affordable beach escape when you reserve a room at Island Inn St. Simons. Our private St. Simons Island hotel's in the heart of St. Simons Island is minutes away from public beaches, fabulous restaurants and Jekyll Island area attractions.
Anglers & Appetites - Anglers & Guides