Michael Brown

Assistant General Manager Michael Brown was born and raised in Charleston. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina, Michael had a 12-year career in radio before returning to the Hospitality spotlight. He began his F&B career as a teenager moving up the ladder– hosting, bussing, waiting tables, bartending and key holder/floor leader. When he returned to the industry in his 30s, Michael landed a management job at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Greenville, SC. He, his wife and his three kids decided to move back home after their time in the Upstate to be closer to family, and the coast. It was then he became the General Manager at an opening restaurant, 1KEPT, which is attached to the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Charleston. After two years at the helm, Michael was led to take the AGM position at Hooked once he heard the concept and vision of the company. He is passionate about Hooked and making it the best spot for locals and tourists alike.
Michael’s favorite food is pretty much anything Mexican. Throw some cheese and sauce on it and you got ’em!
Michael’s favorite Hooked Menu item is the Crispy Brussels and the Fried Shrimp Platter.
When not busy giving Hooked guests a great experience, Michael loves hanging out with his family, being involved in his church, reading and exercising.

24 N. Market St. Charleston, SC