With restaurants continuing to open in Charleston at a breakneck pace, it hopefully won’t be too long until former Warehouse chef Eva Keilty finds a job.
“I’m leaving without any future plans, so I’m looking for a project to get involved with,” Keilty says.
Keilty declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding her departure from the four-month old restaurant, which received tremendous acclaim for its food during her tenure. Keilty says she feels “blessed” by the media attention, which culminated this week with Warehouse earning a spot on Eater National’s list of “30 Hottest Cocktail Bars in America.” Keilty and three-time James Beard Foundation award finalist Naomi Pomeroy were the only chefs cited by name in the accompanying bar descriptions.
“It is a bar, and I feel pride that people did come to see (Warehouse) as an eating destination,” Keilty says.
Since her husband is on staff at Charleston Grill, Keilty is committed to remaining in the area.
“Sometimes people leave places,” she says, adding that she’s taking a week’s break before beginning her job search in earnest. “Sometimes we’ve got to move on.”