Craig Deihl

Chef Craig Deihl brings his talents and seasoned leadership to Hello, Sailor as Chef de Cuisine, working hand in hand with Chef Joe Kindred to oversee the program together. Prior to moving up to North Carolina to work at the lakeside restaurant, Chef Craig was the Executive Chef of Cypress and Artisan Meat Share in Charleston, SC.

As one of the South’s most exciting and talented young chefs, Deihl was a James Beard Foundation nominee for Best Chef: Southeast in both 2010 and 2011 and was named Chef of the Year by the Charleston chapter of the American Culinary Foundation in 2011. Deihl’s commitment to all things culinary also brought him the upmost in unique opportunities: a recent partnership with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Farmer Gra Moore of Carolina Heritage Farm, afforded Deihl the opportunity to be the first chef in over 100 years, and currently the only chef in the nation, to cook the rare American Guinea Hog.

Most importantly, Craig’s a husband, and father to two young children. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC.