Cooper Thomas comes to Victor’s after serving as Executive Chef at the Belvedere Club & Resort, Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront Restaurant and the University of Cincinnati, both in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the College of Charleston and prestigious Johnson and Wales University with a Culinary Arts & Food Management degree. He has worked under some of South Carolina’s best chefs, including Bob Waggoner and Michelle Weaver at Charleston Grill.

Victor’s was recently recognized last month with a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.com, based on outstanding customer reviews. It also has been awarded “Best of the Pee Dee: Fine Dining” each of the past eight years and is the only restaurant in Florence to have received the 3-Diamond rating from AAA.

Chef Thomas is a 2015 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors with the SCPRT.