Ryley McGillis

With more than 17 years of culinary experience, Chef Ryley McGillis serves as the Executive Sous Chef at The Dewberry Hotel, Charleston’s world-class luxury hotel. With unparalleled views, The Dewberry occupies the former L. Mendel Rivers federal building bordering historic Marion Square debuted in 2016.
Inspired by his mother’s home cooked meals, Chef McGillis discovered his love for food at a young age before earning a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu Academy, in addition to graduating from Florida State University. During his career, Chef McGillis has worked with culinary teams in several coveted restaurants in Charleston such as Zinc Bistro, The Belmond Charleston Place Hotel as well as the five diamond Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island’s Jasmine Porch, where he enriched the award-winning southern style menu and service.Chef McGillis takes pride in supporting the local community through annual events such as the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, Taste of Charleston and Gourmet & Grapes, in addition to locally sourcing ingredients and stimulating the economic growth of the Lowcountry region.