Kelly Vogelheim, originally from Rogers City, Michigan, now resides in Florence, SC, as the Executive Chef of Town Hall Restaurant and Bar. Her passion for food began early on, cooking with her mother and grandmother in the kitchen at home. At the young age of 13 she began working in the restaurant industry and fell in love with it. The opportunity for creativity and the fast-paced environment truly won her over from the beginning.
Kelly earned her Associates degree in the Culinary Arts at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute in Traverse City, Michigan and continued to grow in her career from there. Straight out of school she worked as a head Chef for The Interlake Steamship Company, cooking on numerous ships for the crew and their passengers. In January of 2017, she decided to make a move to Charleston, South Carolina.
In Charleston, Kelly accepted the position of Sous Chef at Lowcountry Bistro and was quickly promoted to Chef De Cuisine. After almost two years in Charleston, she was lead to the position in Florence where she has found a place to call home. When Kelly is not working, she enjoys being outdoors, skiing, and long walks with her dog, Copper.