Mount Pleasant’s SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar has named Chef Michael Semancik and Chef Jordan Aldrich as SAVI’s new culinary director and executive chef.
The duo will work together to elevate and expand the restaurant’s award-winning culinary program, grow and educate their culinary team and positively impact the SAVI culture, according to a news release.
Culinary Director Semancik joins the SAVI team with 25 years of industry experience. He has previously served as the executive chef of several establishments such as The Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, Emmaline in Houston, Texas, and The Mansion at Forsyth Park in Savannah. He was a partner in Atlanta restaurant SCOUT and also spent time providing his services as a restaurant consultant for Bill Murray’s group of restaurants in Charleston.
Semancik said in the news release he is excited to work closely with Executive Chef Aldrich, to put their unique spin on the SAVI menu. Aldrich started his culinary career and love for being in the kitchen working at his parents’ restaurant in Pennsylvania. After moving to the South, he worked at the Kiawah Island Club and Purlieu before joining SAVI.
“With Semancik and Aldrich at the helm, guests can look forward to the delicious coastal and classic Italian dishes SAVI is known for, but with some new and exciting twists that honor each season, all composed with fresh, hyperlocal ingredients,” the news release stated.
SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar is in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.