Beau Owens

Executive Chef

Beau Owens joined the bustling kitchen of The Lazy Goat as Executive Chef in 2019, bringing his extensive knowledge and flavor profiles to the restaurant’s unique Mediterranean menu.

A South Carolina native, Beau was raised in Columbia where he first got his introduction to the restaurant business at the age of 14.  Working as a host, he learned the business “from the ground up” and knew that he wanted to focus on culinary arts.  He headed to Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC, after high school where he earned his associates degree.  He continued his formal education at the University of South Carolina, earning a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Tourism Management.

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While in school, Beau gained invaluable experience working at Auberge Resorts at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.  Three years later, he moved to Columbia and accepted the position of Executive Chef at The Members Club of WildeWood and Woodcreek.  He was enticed back to the coast to work as part of the opening team for the 200-room hotel, Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC, and was later promoted to Chef de Cuisine where he led the opening of the resort’s restaurant, Coles.  In May, 2019, Beau moved to Greenville to be closer to family and accepted the position of Executive Chef with Table 301 and The Lazy Goat.

Beau’s culinary passion stems from his love for creating and sharing delicious meals with family and friends.  He embraces this same passion in his professional career, whether he’s serving guests in the restaurant, catering a special celebration on The Lazy Goat outdoor patio or planning and preparing dinner for a 200-guest wedding party.  Providing dining experiences that exceed the guest’s expectations is the key.

During his spare time, Beau enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Stephanee and their three children.  He also holds a 3-degree blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is an avid football fan – rooting for his alma mater University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks and the Dallas Cowboys.


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