Originally from New Orleans, John Malik is a food & beverage consultant, writer, digital marketer, and cyclist. While chef/owner of 33 Liberty Restaurant in Greenville, SC, he was featured on Food Network, Bon Appetit Magazine, Southern Living, Chile Pepper Magazine, and received a nomination from the James Beard Society for Best Chef in the Southeast. John’s online essays about his many food-based experiences, including competitive barbecue, appearing live with Sara Moulton, and trading shots with Anthony Bourdain, helped to renew his interest in writing. While Food & Beverage Director of Greenville’s Cascades Verdae Retirement Community, he wrote and published his novel Doughnuts for Amy .
John has mentored and worked with some of Greenville’s best known chefs including Jeff Kelly of the upcoming Stella’s Southern Brasserie, Eddie Wiles of Greenville’s Caviar & Bananas, Tony Keely of Northampton Wines, and Alex George of GB & D.