Chuck Nix is a Sommelier and beverage manager for Table 100 in Flowood, MS. Chuck has been with L&R Restaurant Group for approximately five years, and in the hospitality industry for nineteen years. His start came with the Hillstone Restaurant Group at Houston’s Restaurant in Memphis, TN. His continued experience steered him to working with James Beard Award winning and nominated chefs from the American south. His ambition to become the best sommelier he could be, was inspired by this tenure of experience.
He is the senior board member and co-founder of the Southern Sommelier Collective, a burgeoning initiative to unite professionals and enthusiasts in the southern U.S. to advance hospitality and wine culture in the region. In addition he hosts weekly virtual wine education classes geared towards the eager enthusiast and the studious professional.
His dining room floor experience in the southern U.S. has helped him to navigate underserved communities and develop a sense of empathy, a trait all but lost in the “everyday hustle” of the hospitality profession. There is a desire to create and cultivate centered on the dining room floor and expanded to the community. Chuck has a defined desire to not just be nice, but kind to the people he comes in contact with.