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Even with contemporary training under the expertise of Michelin-star chefs and pit masters, Michael owes his culinary inspiration to his grandparents. His passion for the art of food originates from his family roots and is what, to this day, gives his range of services– color and personality.

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Chef Michael

As a history maker, Michael opened the first black chef owned restaurant in Greer, SC. Growing up, he didn’t see black men in the newspapers. Today, Chef Michael desires to be that inspiration for young talent generations from now. He strives to combine the relatability of where he’s come from with the profound success of where he is now and where he’s going. His aspirations sit at a humble place where chefs can look up to him, and Michael can still look up to other chefs.

Michael studied at the Culinary Institute of the Carolina’s and Cornell University. His wide range of extensive training has allowed him to travel all over the country. From private dining for celebrities to corporate holiday events, Michael’s elite culinary education shines through the cohesive flavors of each dish. His mastery in customizing unique dining experiences for each unique client and his passion for lifelong learning sets Chef Michael apart from the rest.

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They did catering for an event we had, and let me tell you it was AMAZING! Super responsive, professional, and out of this world delicious. Thank you white wine!

Chris S.

They catered my cousin's wedding in the fall and it was the best catering food I've ever had. Presentation and great flavors. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Brandy C.

The quality of the food Chef Michael prepares is on the scale of some of the top chefs in New York, New Orleans and San Francisco! I would recommend any of the menus he offers. In any venue, you will feast on gourmet delicacies that please even the pickiest foodie.

Cynthia M.

White Wine and Butter catered at our fundraising event for Fostering Great Ideas. Michael and Sam make delicious food! And they cater for all the right reasons! Very nice, welcoming people. Would definitely recommend them and book them again and again!

Hope C.

Chef Mike & Samantha are the BEST! Our team worked with them to cater a Christmas giveaway and our client's housewarming party. The quality of both their food and presentation is exquisite, and they are always INCREDIBLE to work with.

Laura B.

YES! If you are looking for a next-level culinary experience, these wonderful people are IT! Their commitment to wowing each client is phenomenal, and their food is unlike anything else. I have seen & tasted their catering many times, even had an in-home private chef dinner party experience, and their presentation alone is a work of art, but then you taste it- hot damn. HIRE THEM.

Becka R.

Clients can expect a dynamic yet fully customizable experience when working with Chef Michael.

Private Chef

The Chef’s Table experience allows Chef Michael to bring a unique culinary experience to your dining room table.

Small Event Space

WW&B runs a charming yet sophisticated event space to host small, intimate gatherings of people and their most memorable occasions.


Located in the heart of Downtown Greer, White Wine and Butter offers authentic, flavorful menu options from Brunch to Dinner.

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Perfect Dining Experience

Chef Michael offers a fully customizable experience at any stage of service, whether you walk into White Wine and Butter for lunch with a friend or book an entire evening of private dining with hand-chosen menus and an elevated ambiance. Let the team at White Wine and Butter do what they do best– wine and dine.

    A True

    Private Chef Experience

    As one of the true private chefs in the Upstate, SC area, clients can expect a dynamic yet fully customizable experience when working with Michael. Even with over ten years of fine dining preparation, Michael brings a down-to-earth nature and a spoonful of warm hospitality to every table.

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