Born in the same home as Admiral Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, it’s easy to understand why David Howard has an unquenchable thirst for travel and adventure.
A hospitality industry veteran and chef by trade, Howard developed a strong reputation for his work ethic and his career-long commitment to strive to be the best in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry.
His cooking interest began early. At eight-years old he had already announced his intention to be a chef and frequently locked himself in the kitchen at the family farm in rural England and baked cookies for his family. At 16, Howard’s creativity, passion for cooking, and work ethic took him to culinary school. Upon graduation he received an invitation to serve his culinary apprenticeship at the world-renowned Claridge’s of London. Since then, he has lived in six different countries including, Denmark, Switzerland on two occasions, Ireland, and Bermuda before fulfilling his dream and moving to the USA “the land of opportunity” in 1972.
Once in the United States, Howard spent time in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, New Jersey and South Carolina. In 1991, Howard transitioned out of the kitchen and opened his first restaurant, Chicago’s Steak and Seafood, in Roswell, GA that is now celebrating its 25th year of operation.
NDG now operates and manages restaurants throughout the Southeast including the award-winning McCrady’s (Charleston, SC) and Husk (Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN), Minero (Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA), and Chicago’s Steak and Seafood (Roswell, GA).