Jamie Durrence Joins GRA Board of Directors
Press release from the issuing company
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s foodservice industry, has elected Jamie Durrence, Managing Partner for Daniel Reed Hospitality, to the GRA’s Board of Directors.
Durrence has been a restaurateur for over 15 years, bringing a vast amount of expertise and creativity to his concepts and Savannah’s culinary scene as a whole. Daniel Reed Hospitality owns and operates four concepts in the historic district of Savannah including Local 11ten Food & Wine, Perch Rooftop Lounge, The Public Kitchen & Bar and Soho South Cafe.
“Jamie is extremely passionate about the restaurant industry, striving to create a unique quality dining experience while maintaining valuable relationships with his patrons, staff and community. We are thrilled to welcome him to GRA’s Board of Directors,” said Karen Bremer, GRA’s executive director. “We believe his ambition to showcase the positive aspects of our industry to others will be very valuable to the GRA as we continue to gain a stronger presence around the state.”
Durrence has been an active member of the GRA since joining several years ago. In 2013, he was nominated as a finalist for Restaurateur of the Year at the 7th Annual GRACE Awards. Durrence was also involved in the Edible Agricultural Tour of Georgia (EAT GA), a multi-city dining tour that celebrates the relationship between Georgia farms and local restaurants. Durrence hosted a dinner at Soho South Cafe featuring a six-course meal of specialty crops, meats and dairy from Sweet Grass Dairy, Georgia Buffalo, Vince Baker’s Culinary Herbs, Kachina Farms to name a few, and his own family’s farm, Durrence Farms.