Parcel 32 completes culinary team for March opening

Digby Stridiron

Shaun Brian Sells and Stafford Boatman join executive chef Digby Stridiron at highly-anticipated Upper King Street restaurant

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 7, 2018) --- Parcel 32, a new restaurant coming to 442 King St. this spring, recently welcomed Shaun Brian Sells as its chef de cuisine and Stafford Boatman as sous chef. Sells and Boatman join executive chef Digby Stridiron in developing the coastal South cuisine concept. The menu will celebrate Carolina heritage with rich food history and tradition, and showcase the freshest herbs, produce, meats, and fish from local farms and fishermen to highlight the unique flavors of Charleston. Parcel 32 is debuting a glimpse of its menu in early March at its signature dinner during Charleston Wine + Food with “Top Chef” season 10 winner Kristen Kish, and plans to open its doors to the public shortly thereafter. For more information, visit or follow Parcel 32 on Facebook and Instagram.

Sells and Boatman joined Parcel 32’s culinary team in late 2017. A native of Coral Bay, St. John, Sells is a graduate of Johnson & Wells and worked at several well-respected restaurants and hotels alongside talented chefs such as Andrew Chadwick, Levon Wallace, Michael “TheRev” Sullivan and master butcher/salumi maker Francois Vecchio. Among his many accolades, Sells was named a top “30 under 30” chef by Zagat and was nominated for a Rising Star by StarChefs. Sells and Stridiron, a native of St. Croix, worked closely together in the U.S. Virgin Islands promoting farm-to-table initiatives and tourism, and partnered to cook at four James Beard Foundation dinners.

Boatman joined the Patrick Properties Hospitality Group team in 2016 as sous chef, catering the company’s many special events and weddings. Now, as sous chef for Parcel 32, Boatman brings 12 valuable years of culinary experience from cooking at numerous restaurants including the Barcelona Wine Bar, King + Duke Restaurant and The Optimist Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Patrick Properties Hospitality Group:

Since 1997, Patrick Properties Hospitality Group (PPHG) has lovingly restored landmark properties and historic estates, inspiring unparalleled backdrops for special events in downtown Charleston, S.C. These include top wedding locales, the 19th-century William Aiken House and majestic Lowndes Grove Plantation – downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate. PPHG’s celebrated portfolio also showcases an art deco-style cinema, The American Theater and the picturesque River House at Lowndes Grove. Patrick Properties hosts more than 500 events annually across its suite of properties. A new restaurant, Parcel 32, is slated to open in March 2018 at 442 King St., a 19th century Charleston single. For more information, visit or follow PPHGEvents on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.