Founder and Owner of Table 301 Restaurant Group
American Express presents this award to Carl Sobocinski of Table 301 Restaurant Group for his positive impact on the Greenville, South Carolina, community through his charitable efforts, critical and timely support to people in need, and local job training initiatives.
Carl Sobocinski is the founder and owner of Table 301 Restaurant Group, located in Greenville, South Carolina. Over the past 25 years, he has spearheaded the company’s development, building a portfolio of signature concepts alongside the flagship Soby’s New South Cuisine.
Often credited as the restaurant that led to Greenville’s culinary transformation, Soby’s is a local institution renowned for providing community leadership and guidance during hard times – a fact witnessed in tens of thousands of community service hours and nearly $3 million it has donated to area charities. From his efforts to incubate and grow new local restaurants with funds and hands-on training to his work with Mill Village Ministries, which provides fresh food boxes to low-income Greenville families, Carl is a dedicated advocate for the hospitality industry’s business and philanthropic communities.
His inspiration comes from his family – who keep him busy with everything from sports and theater to his oldest starting college in August – and experiencing all the milestones that come along with being a proud father.