Executive Chef of the Villa Resort, Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Jason Cote has been a member of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s food and beverage team since 2008. After completing his AAS in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Chef Jason took his knowledge and passion for cooking on the road. He spent sixteen years traveling the country honing his skills and gaining experience. Chef Cote has gained a wealth of experience that has made him a strong and versatile chef, through cooking for seaside resorts on the rocky coast of his hometown, Kennebunkport Maine, catering for big budget movies in California and working as a personal chef on a yacht off the coast of Florida. Upon relocating to Charleston, Cote held positions with several prestigious restaurants including Magnolias, located in downtown Charleston, and Kiawah Island Beach Club before joining the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s culinary team. During his time here, Cote has been instrumental in the transformation of a lunch only burger restaurant, into the hottest new restaurant on the island that is now Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House. He also held a position as Chef de Cuisine of Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary and most recently was the Executive Sous of the Villa Resort before being named Executive Chef. His passion for food and quality continues to make our operation a huge success, and when Jason is not working, you can find him on the golf course or at home cooking for friends and family.