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Daniel Cotton Daniel Cotton from Harper's Restaurant Columbia
Posted: 11/11/2014


Philadelphia native Daniel Cotton was lured into the culinary world when his passion for this industry and for food was recognized at an early age by his grandmother, who raised him in Myrtle Beach, SC. "Danny" went on to study the culinary arts at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and earned his Bachelors of Business at Coastal Carolina University.  Currently, he is working towards his MBA through online courses at the University of Phoenix.

Danny served an internship at Greg Norman's Australian Grille under Chef Eric Martinez where he learned to develop his own unique style and flair. He continued with his career as Executive Chef at a variety of restaurants such as Duffy’s Street Seafood Shack, Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar and The Library Restaurant.

Harper's Restaurant Columbia


In addition to cooking, Danny's passion is to develop younger chefs to discover their own talents in the same way that he was encouraged. He loves playing with his pups, golf, motorcycles, surfing, wrestling and trips to the beach. Danny believes wholeheartedly in staying active, continuously learning and always having fun.