Want to know what or who "Soby" is? Who seared the tuna? Cremed the brulee? Chose that chocolatey '92 Pinot? And what about that waiter you had last night???! Well, find out here. We've shared some background on our key people, and will, from time to time, feature other wacky and delightful members of our staff.
Carl Sobocinski, Partner
|Carl Sobocinski is a partner of Table 301, a restaurant group that includes Soby's New South Cuisine, Soby's on the Side, Devereaux's, The Lazy Goat, Table 301 Catering and the most recent addition, NOSE DIVE gastropub.
He moved to South Carolina from Durham, New Hampshire, to pursue an architectural degree at Clemson University. Upon graduation, with a BA in Design, Carl realized that the restaurant business, not architecture, would best allow his creative, entrepreneurial spirit and his kindred people skills to work together. Sobocinski has a passion for hospitality and community service. From the hospitality standpoint, his goal each day is to provide guests of all Table 301 properties with the most exceptional experience possible - meet all guests' needs and exceed their expectations.
In addition to running the businesses, Sobocinski is very active in the community. Currently, he serves on the Greenville Tech Hospitality Education Advisory Committee, the Greenville Tech Entrepreneur's Forum and the Board of the Greenville Convention and Visitor's Bureau. He is the President of the South Carolina Restaurant Association and a Board member of the National Restaurant Association.
The South Carolina Restaurant Association named Sobocinski Restaurateur of the Year in 2000. He has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Greenville Jaycees in 2001. In January 2003, Sobocinski was one of five finalists for the Greenville Magazine Nelson Mullins Business Person of the Year. Sobocinski was selected as the 2004-2005 Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumni from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, Sobocinski was elected to the board of the National Restaurant Association. Sobocinski has served his first three-year term and has been re-elected for a second. Sobocinski is Vice Chairman of the PAC Committee.
He is currently the chairman of the board of Euphoria, a food, wine and music weekend held every September in Greenville, SC. The event is the brainchild of Carl and platinum selling singer-songwriter Edwin McCain, and the purpose of the festival is to shine a light on the culinary and musical arts scene in Greenville and to give back to the community by donating each year to local charities.