Chef Kirk Blaine, a Savannah native, was born with cooking and leadership in his blood. Son to local business owners, he was raised with a hard work ethic and determination to succeed against adversity and obstacles. Graduating from Benedictine Military School gave Chef Kirk the determination to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he completed his Bachelors in Hotel Restaurant Administration, with Culinary Management. In New York he gained worldly knowledge and influences from around the globe that shine brightly in his dishes. As Executive Chef of Driftaway Café, he honed his skills. After years of training he took on an adventurous project and conceived the Restaurant at Cohen’s Retreat. After passing Cohen’s Retreat on, he went to open The Howlin Hound, which is an All-American Casual Gourmet lunch and dinner restaurant featuring the greatest sandwiches, wraps, steaks and seafood. Soon thereafter he opened the Castaway in Sandfly, which is a sport fishing themed restaurant boasting a wide variety of the freshest catches of the Low Country. Chef Blaine has also recently opened the upscale Grandview at Hotel Tybee, which is a private reservable catering venue for events, and celebrations of all occasions. Chef Kirk also features full service catering for any size events from 20 to 2000, and has cooked in every venue in the Low Country.