Charleston, SC – Dick Elliott, president and founder of Maverick Southern Kitchens was presented the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce at its 2012 Honors Night.
Joseph P. Riley or “Big Joe” Leadership Award is reserved for an individual that celebrates a visionary leader doing extraordinary work to strengthen the community. This award recognizes a outstanding community volunteer demonstrating a lifetime of leadership.
Through his vision, creativity and management of his restaurant group Maverick Southern Kitchens, Dick Elliott has played a critical role in Charleston’s emergence on the worlds’ culinary stage.
“Our Charleston region has many challenges to work on—challenges we face because we’re striving to be a better place for people to learn, work and play,” Elliott said at the awards ceremony. “The Charleston region has so many talented, industrious people who really care about meeting those challenges. I’m grateful they have allowed me to work with them. And I’m filled with wonder to be in the company of previous Riley Leadership Award recipients.”
Inspired by a personal conviction to help others through education, economic development and the arts, Dick Elliott is active in many civic and charitable efforts throughout the region. He was the 2001-2002 Chair of the board of directors of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he served as an officer or board member from 1992 to 2012. Dick has served on many boards, most recently on the board of directors of Trident Technical College Foundation, College of Charleston Foundation, the Trident CEO Council, the MUSC Foundation, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and the Charleston Industry Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Board.
Maverick Southern Kitchens is a passionate band of chefs, food lovers, wine enthusiasts, agrarians, seafood fanatics, hosts and servers dedicated to sharing distinctive, unforgettable culinary experiences that celebrate Southern culture. The Maverick Southern Kitchen family includes Slightly North of Broad, Charleston Cooks! (Charleston, Greenville), High Cotton (Charleston, Greenville) and Old Village Post House. Visit www.mavericksouthernkitchens.