Cory O’Connor

Years of Participation

Cory developed a love for great food at his family’s Thanksgiving meals in South Carolina and Georgia. He refined this passion into skill at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina by earning two AS degrees in Culinary Arts and in Baking & Pastry. While working as a Teaching Fellow; Cory graduated from Johnson & Wales, with a BS in Food Service Management. Afterwards, he crossed the country to be the Executive Sous Chef at Suncadia Resorts in Cle Elum, Washington. Missing South Carolina, he obtained a position as the Sous Chef of Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. During his time at The Sanctuary, Cory briefly left the resort to become Executive Chef at a local restaurant. While there, Cory returned to Kiawah Resort in June of 2019 to take the helm at the new Cougar Point Clubhouse restaurant, The Players’ Pub. He is now the Chef Tournant of the Villa Resort at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.