After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Lacey – a self-taught chef – cut his teeth in restaurant kitchens in Columbia, SC. His next steps were popups and menu development all while he worked to launch a specialty food company, Savvy Foods, named after his childhood yellow lab. Savvy launched, grew across the East Coast and garnered international interest, and Lacey found himself doing popup dinners and kitchen takeovers from Columbia to Richmond, VA to Boston, MA.
Food and community touch every aspect of Lacey’s life, and he works closely with non-profits such as Richmond, VA’s EAT Foundation. When not in the kitchen, you can find Lacey spending time with his wife, dogs and cat, exploring the Lowcountry’s best food and drink, and dreaming about the cuisine of Oaxaca, Mexico.