Charles Hunter began his journey in the restaurant industry at the age of seventeen. It was during his early years, starting as a 'cater waiter' with Terrace on the Park in Flushing–Meadows Queens that the seed was first planted and his love for cooking and bringing memorable experiences to patrons, began to blossom. From there he went on to fulfill the position of maître d with Dante’s Catering.
After attending Hunter College, Charles found himself working on Wall Street for Oppenheimer Capital but after a few short years, responded to his desire and made his way back to the restaurant industry. Barbara Smith sought Charles out for the opening of B. Smith’s Restaurant in Sag Harbor. After running Sag Harbor for a few years, Charles went on to open the Restaurant Row location of B. Smith’s.
Over the years, Charles has gone on to lead several establishments in the capacity of General Manager / Managing Partner including his own establishment...Eleven Clinton a Jazz Supper Club in New Jersey. Although Charles believes in giving his Chef the room to flourish, he remains passionate about cooking and continues to do so on a regular basis, in his free time. Completely immersed in the work of creating a great experience, Charles values the opportunity to be able to step back and witness the positive affect his work and contributions has on the guests at his table.
He is excited to be part of the Columbus Hospitality Group managing Mooo.... Beacon Hill.