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Our Company - The Driftwood Group
Driftwood Founder and Managing Partner Scott Kuhn and partner Chef Hodgson are spokespersons for Certified Angus Beef, the premier beef in America.
Scott David Kuhn - Restaurateur | Chef
Scott David Kuhn moved to the East side of Cleveland in 1986 where he graduated from Solon High School.
Following his childhood dreams, Scott attended the University of Akron's culinary program while working in local restaurants and finished his degree in management from Malone College.
The Driftwood Restaurant Group
was born with the purchase of the Allegheny Grille in the small town of Foxburg, Pennsylvania in 2005.
In 2007, Scott
reestablished the Welshfield Inn in Burton, Ohio and opened 87 West, located in Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio.
In 2010, Scott
opened Washington Place Bistro and Inn, in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood in Little Italy in the space where the once-famous Baricelli Inn existed.
In 2012, Scott and partner, Chris Hodgson, launched Driftwood Catering.
In 2013, Scott
launched Cibréo Italian Kitchen and Rothschild Farms, in 2014, Bin 216, all in PlayhouseSquare.
and Washington Place Bistro have been featured on Food Network'sUnique Eats, which spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants.
In Fall 2014 and Winter 2015, Scott
, along with DoubleTree by Hilton, will open 2 new properties, Sanctuary, located in Beachwood and Westlake.
is passionately involved in volunteering and helping others.
Scott is a board member of Veggie U, a program dedicated to educating fourth graders on a holistic food approach, from understanding how food is grown to developing healthy eating habits.
A proud member of the Slow Food Movement, Scott is passionately committed to supporting local farmers.
Scott is also on an advisory board for University Hospitals and Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.
was named one of Cleveland Magazine'sMost Interesting People, January 2014.
Also in 2012, Chris and Scott Kuhn
opened Hodge's Cleveland in March, located in downtown Cleveland.
For Cleveland Browns fans and foodies alike, new mealtime options at FirstEnergy Stadium - The Driftwood Group
Scott Kuhn, founder of Driftwood Restaurant Group which operates the Hodge Podge stand along with Hodgson, sees the space in the stadium as a chance to expand while filling a niche.
"And this give the fans more choices of foods they like, and want to eat, while at a Browns game," Kuhn
Business aside, Hodgson's enthusiasm bubbles when he
considers the thrill of opening a stand in the place that houses the team he
"I grew up as a Browns fan, and to be part of it is exciting.
To have our food, and street food, available there - which is a big part of my background in Cleveland - then share it with a big group of people, that's way cool," he
Most Interesting People 2014: Scott Kuhn - The Driftwood Group
Most Interesting People 2014: Scott Kuhn
names Driftwood Group Proprietor, Scott Kuhn
, one of 2014s Most Interesting People
At Solon High School
earned all-state honors in soccer, dated the homecoming and prom queens and felt that he
had it all.
flunked out of the hospitality program at the University of Alabama
, returned home, broke his
back and floundered for three years.
"I never knew what failure felt like."
meal planner: He graduated from the University of Akron's culinary program, then finished his undergraduate degree in management from Malone University.
"I turned to what I love - food.
I found my confidence and rediscovered who I am."
SWEET TOOTH: Kuhn
is a sucker for frozen treats, particularly Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream.
"If I were to head up to their store now, I'd probably bring home at least three flavors: vanilla, black raspberry chocolate chunk and lemon blackberry yogurt.
I'm trying to convince them to make a cereal milk flavor, like what the milk tastes like after you have a bowl of Frosted Flakes."
WEARING THE UNIFORM: Kuhn
was only 27 when he
first restaurant, the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, Pa.
wanted to know what diners thought of their food and service, so he
bussed tables in the requisite uniform.
"I found I got a much more honest answer from customers rather than approaching them in a suit and tie.
I apply that experience today.
It's the little things you also need to double-check, like, Is the plate hot when it's delivered to the table?"
GO-TO DISH: Kuhn
wife, Amy, have a garden at home that helps them whip up lots of dishes.
Stick around - At 5 p.m. ...
Stick around - At 5 p.m. on the Main Stage, join in on a discussion of "The State of the Cleveland Culinary Scene," featuring Northeast Ohio culinary luminaries, chefs and restaurateurs including Michael Symon, Sam McNulty, Donita Anderson of North Union Farmers Market, and Scott Kuhn.
- Chefs Chris Hodgson and Scott Kuhn of Driftwood Restaurant Group (Hodges, Cibreo, Washington Place Bistro & Inn, The Welshfield Inn and other NE Ohio restaurants) will prepare dishes perfect for the holiday partying (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Scott Kuhn, of the ...
Scott Kuhn, of the Driftwood Restaurant Group, was honored for his culinary and charity commitment.