Cru Cafe Promotes Erin Guilfoyle to Chef De Cuisine

salmon (1)Charleston, S.C. (July 28, 2016) – Cru Cafe and Catering announces the promotion of chef Erin Guilfoyle to Chef De Cuisine at 18 Pinckney Street in Charleston. Chef Guilfoyle joined Cru Cafe and Catering in 2007. She has worked in the Cru kitchen as lead line cook, catering tasting chef and catering sous chef before her recent promotion to Chef de Cuisine of Charleston’s hidden gem, Cru Cafe.

Chef Guilfoyle, lovingly known as ‘Chef E’ amongst regulars and staff, has developed her craft during the past nine years at Cru Cafe & Catering under Executive Chef and owner John Zucker; as well as amongst other culinary talents from more than 20 outside restaurants around the nation where she worked as prep cook, sous chef, consultant and restaurant stagiaire.

“Erin’s experience, artistic eye and immaculate sense of taste has been a true asset to Cru for almost ten years now. This opportunity allows her to continue to grow within the Cru family. Erin is adding her own culinary panache to Cru Café and those who dine with us are loving it.” said John Zucker, Cru Café & Catering Executive Chef and owner.

Chef Guilfoyle’s vision for cooking holds true to the renowned standards of Cru Cafe noting that “fresh is essential not only to cooking, but also in creating mindful and beautiful fare.” She not only brings her culinary talent to Cru Cafe but also her strong sense of the restaurant industry. With a vast array of experience in the business, she possesses a talent for restaurant staging and has been consulted by multiple restaurants across the nation for her expertise.

"In one way or another, I've prepared for this for years. I am grateful for this opportunity here at Cru Cafe. I am challenged daily to uphold the high standards of Cru. Being chef de cuisine for such a prominent culinary staple in Charleston is truly an honor,” said Guilfoyle.

Cru Cafe is a culinary destination off the beaten path in in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home in the heart of downtown Charleston. From the famous Four Cheese Macaroni to our tasty Thai Seafood Risotto, Cru Cafe features something for everyone. Guests of the restaurant can enjoy daily specials, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, mouthwatering desserts. Cru Cafe is open for lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and dinner 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more menu, details and reservations visit Cru Cafe online at