Steven Musolf

Executive Chef, The Lazy Goat

An avid reader of industry publications, Steven Musolf is the guy to turn to for cutting-edge culinary trends. As Executive Chef of The Lazy Goat, Steven brings a local and soulful approach to the Upstate. The South Carolina native has always felt at home in the kitchen. As a young boy Steven was always there to lend a hand to his mother in the kitchen and could even be found preparing his own culinary creations on the stove when she was not around. As Steven got older he began working front of the house jobs at various restaurants, but continuously found himself drawn to the camaraderie he witnessed among the kitchen staff.

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Though he was in school studying to be a respiratory therapist at the time, Steven made the decision to change career paths and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of Charleston. While pursuing his education, Steven worked in Mount Pleasant S.C. under celebrated Chef Frank Lee with Maverick Southern Kitchens.

Following graduation, Steven honed his culinary skills for six years under award winning Chef Michael Kramer as Chef de Cuisine of McCrady’s restaurant in Charleston S.C. He then packed his knives and moved to California in search of new experiences. While in California, he climbed the culinary ranks at several restaurants including the Michelin starred Village Pub in Woodside and Trevese Restaurant and Lounge in Los Gatos. Steven then returned to the Lowcountry and Maverick Southern Kitchens as Chef de Cuisine of High Hammock in Pawleys Island S.C. After a 3 year stint back in the South, Steven took an opportunity out West as Executive Chef of Talisker Restaurant Collection’s The Farm at Canyons Resort.

Just prior to joining Table 301 at The Lazy Goat as Executive Chef, Chef Musolf was the Executive Chef of Talisker Club located in Park City, Utah.

When not in the kitchen, Steven can be found off road trail riding, a hobby he picked up while camping in the Rocky Mountains or spending time with his new bride (and fellow Table 301 chef) Teryi Youngblood.

Dan Wooley

Dan Wooley

General Manager

Dan grew up all over The States – from California, to Pennsylvania, and finally to Tampa, Florida where his family settled down. After graduating from USF with a degree in Communications, he worked his way up from bus boy to 4 years later being offered a management position. From there Dan opened his own Italian restaurant for 5 years, which he sold in 2010 to work at Paradise Point Resorts as an assistant general manager.

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After moving back to Florida for a few years, Dan was drawn to the Upstate through family ties and was introduced to Carl Sobocinski through mutual friends. After a Valentine’s Day interview with Carl, Dan was offered the GM position at The Lazy Goat. Dan is very excited to be a part of the Table 301 family.

In Dan’s spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his son, Roman.

Amy Ramsey

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Manager of Special Events
 

Originally born in a suburb of Orlando, Amy grew up in Southern Illinois where she went to Southern Illinois University and majored in Architectural Design. For a change of pace, she decided to move out of the country to Nova Scotia, Canada and worked for Staples. After about 5 years, she realized that she was still a southern girl at heart and moved down to Greenville, SC.

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Upon her arrival to the Upstate, Amy pursued a degree in Marketing from Greenville Tech. She became the Guest Services Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17.

In September 2015, Amy took part in hosting Euphoria’s Coast to Coast Michelin Star Chef dinner at Restaurant 17. This lead her to wanting more of an involvement with the downtown Greenville community and soon found herself as part of the Table 301 team. She came on board as a Special Events & Catering Manager with Table 301 Restaurant Group in November of 2015 – specifically for the food truck (Highway 301) and offsite catering. Amy is a board member of NACE (National Association of Catering & Events) and is involved in the community with young professional groups.

In her spare time Amy likes to play with her 3 fur-babies, go for motorcycle rides through the mountains with her husband, cheer on the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins, and travel to Disney World as often as possible.

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Craig Kuhns

Sous Chef

Craig Kuhns’ first memory of food is his great, great grandmother’s chicken and rice. No matter what the time of day, she always had biscuits with chicken and rice on the stove ready to serve to anyone who walked through her door, a tradition he carries on with his family today.

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Like anyone raised in the South, Kuhns’ early childhood revolved around food. But instead of eating cereal for breakfast like most elementary-age kids, he woke up to pâté, toast, and coffee every morning. By the time he was 13, Kuhns knew he wanted to make a career out of cooking.

As soon as he was old enough, Kuhns got a job at Fatz Café in Easley, SC. He worked his way up through the stations and started training new employees, working 40 hours a week while in high school.

Kuhns attended Johnson & Wales in Charleston, SC and acquired degrees in culinary arts and restaurant/hotel management. He worked in Charleston for 10 years, gaining experience at some of the city’s most notable restaurants including Basil, Palmetto Café, Coast, Charleston Grill, and Sienna.

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Kuhns moved back to Greenville, SC in 2010 and started working with Table 301 Restaurant Group. After spending time in the kitchens at Soby’s and Devereaux’s, Kuhns moved to NOSE DIVE at the beginning of 2014. He moved to The Lazy Goat in Fall 2015 and works along-side Chef Musolf as Sous Chef.

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Abby Koch

Assistant Manager

Abby Koch was born in Charlotte, NC but claims she is a true Greenvillian as her family moved there after her birth. She is the youngest of three children with an older brother and sister. She says she loves being the baby of the family!

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Growing up, Abby did a lot of babysitting to earn some spending money. She also helped her cousin with photography at the YMCA. Her sister worked at Table 301 at The Lazy Goat as an Assistant Manager and when Abby was 18, her sister connected her with the management team there. She started working at The Lazy Goat Gelato Shoppe. Abby worked her way up in the Gelato shop as manager, until she was offered a position as hostess and event assistant at The Lazy Goat. Through her role in the company she was able to help oversee and execute special events at the restaurant and with the culinary team. In November 2013, Abby was promoted and earned a spot on the management team. She loves the Hospitality industry because it allows her to meet many different types of people from all walks of life and cultures. She referred to The Lazy Goat as her second family and is very happy to be a part of Table 301 as it continues to grow.

When Abby is not working, she loves to take it easy and relax. She\’s a big movie lover and enjoys hanging out with her three dogs; Brody (Terrier Mix), Mason (Lab Mix) and Maya (Pitbull Mix).

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Jorge Baralles Jr.

Assistant Manager 

Jorge Baralles Jr was born in Mexico and lived there with his family until he was seven years old. His parents moved to the states for a better way of life at that time because his dad was offered an opportunity with a construction company. Jorge’ graduated from Travelers Rest High School, and then went off to Greenville Tech to earn a degree in Business Administration.

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During his college days, his dad started working for Table 301 when Soby’s first opened in 1997. In 2000, he got a job cleaning tables at Soby’s, and moved his way up the ladder from a food runner, expo, to an Assistant Manager at Soby’s. He got moved to The Lazy Goat when it opened to be an assistant manager there in late 2007. Wanting to try a different industry, Jorge’ left the Hospitality industry to pursue sales at AT&T for two years. Soon after in 2012, he realized that the hospitality industry really was where his heart was, and rejoined the Goat team as an Assistant Manager. He also helps his dad out at another Table 301 concept, Papi’s Tacos, which is below The Lazy Goat with day to day operations.

When he has the free time, Jorge’ enjoys playing soccer, riding his bike, and spending time with his three kids, and fiancé.

Pedro Aponte

Pedro Aponte

Bar Manager 

Pedro Aponte is a true blue northerner; born and raised in Schenectady, New York. Pedro’s first job was technically in the hospitality industry at 16 when he took a job at McDonald’s. Throughout high school and college he worked in the hospitality industry, while attending college at SUNY with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Management.

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Also during college, he met his wife in one of his classes. Pedro graduated in 2005, and moved to Greenville, SC because his dad was transferred with his job at GE. During the majority of his time here, he worked at Arizona Steakhouse on Woodruff Road as an assistant manager, before receiving a job offer back up in Buffalo, NY. This job was also as a manager at a restaurant called Pearl Street Grill and Brewery where he worked for four years until a physical incident, which caused him to move back south with his family. Upon moving back he was a district sales representative with Thomas & Howard, then moved back into the restaurant industry with Quaker Steak & Lube for three years as a manager. He also worked two years with Carolina Ale House for two years before meeting a bartender at The Lazy Goat. The bartender informed Pedro that they were hiring bartenders, so Pedro came and interviewed, and soon after he started as a bartender in November 2012, and was promoted in July of 2015 to bar manager.

In Pedro’s words, “Out of all of my 26 years in the hospitality industry, Table 301/The Lazy Goat is by far the best fit for my personality!” According to Pedro, what he loves most about Table 301 is how much we care about each guest, and how generous we are in our community with giving back to local charities.

In his free time, Pedro is married, and together they have twin eight year olds, and a soon to be five year old. He also loves to play bass guitar, and hit the golf course.