Partner and chip chef Andrew grew up in West Virginia, where his passion for food developed as a young boy cooking at home with his dad. He got his first taste of life as a chef at 18 in the Australian outback, where he worked in a tiny kitchen in the remote mining town of Mt. Isa. He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and eventually settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Clayton grew up in the Washington D.C. area, and for years his family would vacation in South Carolina which instilled an early attraction to the Lowcountry. He attended Coastal Carolina University's business school and moved to Charleston upon graduation. Clayton has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.