A New York native, Adam Rothstein attended New York University during which time he split his time between classes and working in restaurants with the intent on pursuing a culinary education after his studies. While working as a busboy, Adam began studying wine in the hopes of earning a promotion. The study turned into a passion, and remained a focal point of his career in New York. Adam’s love of wine quickly expanded to include cocktails and craft spirits, and what had originally been intended to be a culinary career path had evolved into one in beverage. Over the next 11 years, Adam worked in various management positions in the front of house at some of New York City’s most celebrated cocktail bars and restaurants including Empellon Cocina, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, and most recently Seamstress. After visiting Charleston in 2012, Adam fell in love with the thriving hospitality and culinary community, moving permanently in December 2015. Adam joined Home Team BBQ for the opening of the Downtown location and, in addition to his role as Director of Operations, oversees the beverage programs throughout the restaurant group.