Meet the Team
Behind the Experience
The entire team at Restaurant 17 works together to provide each guest with remarkable service and an unforgettable meal, from the local fields and streams where we source our ingredients to the kitchen where the meal is prepared to the dining room where it all comes together. Our experienced team of committed servers and acclaimed chefs brings a dedication to comfort and quality to every element of your dining experience.
Growing up in Pawley’s Island in South Carolina, Chef Graves was influenced as a young man, where he had the opportunity to work with Chefs Bill Austin and Louis Osteen, crediting them with providing him the inspiration to become a chef. Chef Graves has worked with the Rebel Restaurant group as a research and development Chef and most recently was with the EC at Halls in Greenville, South Carolina.
A recent transplant from Cocoa Beach Florida, Sarah came to Greenville searching for a unique, family owned restaurant similar to sister restaurants, The Fat Snook and Crush Eleven, where she spent the last three years. Her love for food and wine was shaped by restaurant owners John and Mona Foy. “Truly my inspiration came from them.” In November of last year Sarah pursued a three day, level one Sommelier course and is currently working on completing level two. “Drinking wine is like traveling, it’s smelling the salty air that comes from a Croatian wine, or tasting the dusty earthiness of an Oregon Pinot Noir.”