Restaurant group Mac’s Hospitality Group has welcomed new culinary director Andres Kaifer who is ‘proud’ to join the team.
The Mac’s family of brands includes Mac’s Speed Shop, SouthBound, BackStage Lounge, The Music Yard and The Studio.
Mac’s Hospitality Group, a locally owned and operated restaurant group, began in 2005 with the flagship brand, Mac’s Speed Shop, in Charlotte, North Carolina, centering around three core passions: beer, bikes and barbeque.
Chef Kaifer, born and raised in Miami, began his culinary journey at the age of 15 as a dishwasher, later receiving his culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York.
Kaifer then worked his way from junior sous chef to executive chef among some of the best restaurants in Miami and Raleigh-Durham.
Kaifer was most recently the executive chef at Vidrio of Raleigh, North Carolina in 2019 until he joined the Mac’s Hospitality Group team this year.
“Food is my passion passed down through my Spanish roots and I am proud to join the Mac’s family guiding culinary decisions through seasonality and industry trends for Mac’s Speed Shop, SouthBound and BackStage Lounge menus,” said group culinary director, Andres Kaifer.