Head Chef, Nicolas Daniels, was born in Chile and grew up around family, food, and wine where gardening and eating at home were preferred over eating out. This upbringing inspired Nicolas to pursue a career in Culinary Arts and farming and he knew that he needed to start from the ground up. He has extensive experience in European and South American small plate tasting menus with big flavors that pair well with wine and other beverages. He is passionate about obtaining only fresh and local cuisine and maintaining great relationships with local farmers that provide him with what he needs for our farm to fork concept. His dedication to food quality and wine appreciation led him to the Wooden Vine Wine Bar & Bistro where he works closely with Owner & Sommelier David Soper to create one-of-a-kind pairings and gastronomic concepts. He brings the same vision that he has always been passionate about to the Wooden Vine and welcomes the regulars and new-comers that have yet to try what he has to offer.
Pastry Chef, David DeBoe, was born and raised in rural Maryland. With an interest in science and a love for food, he decided at a young age to pursue a path in the culinary arts. After attending a vocational school he enrolled in the Johnson & Wales University pastry program. Now a graduate he looks to bring a modern edge to the cuisine of Charlotte. He works very closely with Chef Nicholas to provide a farm to table approach to the desserts. He hopes to further his skills and techniques while bringing quality food to the Queen City.