Tripp McDaniel

Years of Participation

A native of Columbia, SC, Chef de Cuisine, Tripp McDaniel grew up cooking with his grandmother and fell in love with the art. He completed his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte and has a dual degree in Hotel Restaurant & Tourism Management and Marine Science from The University of South Carolina. In 2019, McDaniel brought his talents to the Lowcountry, holding positions at The Ocean Course Clubhouse followed by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Mount Pleasant. In the summer of 2020, Chef McDaniel made his way back to Kiawah Island and is excited to lead the kitchen at the resort’s newest restaurant, The Players’ Pub at Cougar Point.