Growing up in Indiana, Kyle worked in a restaurant where he was first exposed to local sourcing. He explains, “I saw the honesty and the pride of using an ingredient that another member of the community had poured their own pride and effort into.” After attending Vincennes University, Kyle further honed his skills in Cincinnati’s Iron Horse Inn and Great Wolf Lodge. He left in 2008 because of one meal—“I had the good fortune to dine in Jasmine Porch while visiting Kiawah,” said Kyle. “I knew right then, I had to be a part of that experience. I went home, immediately resigned and relocated to Charleston.” After almost a year as a line cook at Jasmine Porch, Kyle joined the newly-branded Ocean Room as grill cook before being promoted to Sous Chef in our Banquets Kitchen. He then returned to The Ocean Room as Chef de Cuisine, where he focused on elevating the cuisine and creating a refined, gracious dining experience. Kyle's most recent transition to Jasmine Porch allows him to return to the kitchen that sparked his initial passion for culinary excellence at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.