Michael Semancik


Years of Participation

2020, 2023

Culinary Director Michael Semancik joined the team at coastal Italian restaurant SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar in 2022 after 25 years in the restaurant industry. His leadership has elevated and expanded the restaurant’s already award-winning culinary program, with delicious coastal and classic Italian dishes that rotate with the seasons. Semancik also leads the charge at the restaurant group’s new Spanish concept Sommba Cocina & Cellar, with a menu of small plates ranging from traditional to creative twists on classic tapas. Previously, Semancik served as the Executive Chef of several notable establishments including The Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, Emmaline in Houston and The Mansion at Forsyth Park in Savannah. He was a partner in acclaimed Atlanta restaurant SCOUT, and also spent time providing his services as a consultant for Bill Murray's Charleston restaurants, Rutledge Cab Co, Harold's Cabin and Container Bar.