After 22 years in the restaurant business, Vukov wanted to make a difference in the industry and the Myrtle Beach community with her legacy project, Heidi’s Corner Restaurants. In July 2017, Vukov opened a second location of Croissants Bistro & Bakery, as well as a new sustainable seafood restaurant, Hook & Barrel. The restaurants feature the first two completely “green” kitchens in South Carolina for full-service restaurants. The kitchens feature no gas for cooking and utilize energy-efficient induction cooking technology. This environmentally-friendly equipment creates a cleaner, safer, and healthier place to work and visit.
Vukov’s passion for the food service is matched with her love of the Southern lifestyle and the people of the South Carolina coast. Vukov believes in sourcing local ingredients seasonally from locally-grown produce to locally-caught seafood.
Heidi Vukov lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, Gary. Their four children all live in South Carolina and two are involved in the family business.