Scott Craig is a World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) International Certified Master Chef (CMC) and a 2012 International Culinary Olympic gold medalist. He is currently Executive Chef of Cullasaja Club in Highlands, N.C.
From 2018 until May 2022, he was Director of Culinary Operations/Executive Chef of Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.; in 2018, he returned to take his current position at Myers Park, where he had previously worked as Executive Chef for five years from 2009-2014, and as a sous chef for three years from 2005-2008.
In between those periods, he was Executive Chef at Chevy Chase (Md.) Club from 2015-2018, and Executive Chef at River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie, S.C., from 2008-2009.
Craig attended Virginia Tech University before beginning his career in private clubs as a Restaurant Chef at Baltimore (Md.) Country Club and the Chevy Chase Club. He also continued his education at the Culinary Institute of America and at Johnson & Wales University.
Craig’s culinary development began during his early years in rural Southern Virginia, working in his family’s gardens and cooking alongside his great-grandmother. His philosophy on food is informed by the lessons learned during those early years: Cook seasonally, source locally and give graciously.
Craig is also an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Administrator, an ACF competition judge, an ACF Lead Certification Evaluator, and is a member of the ACF National Scholarship Subcommittee. He has competed frequently in ACF competitions, garnering gold medals in hot food, cold food and mystery baskets, and has been approved to judge international competition by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies.
In March 2014, he was recognized in print by Full-Service Restaurant magazine in the article “Rising Stars: Top 40 Under 40” as an emerging talent in the hospitality industry. He was also featured in a “Chef’s Thoughts” article and is currently a Chef to Chef Conference Coordinator.