Damion Norton

bilde (3)Damion Norton will be the first one to tell you that his high school home economics teacher changed his life. In fact it was Mrs. McMakin, he says, that first noticed he had something special and suggested to Norton that he pursue an education in the culinary arts. She even brought in a recruiter to meet with Norton and he wound up enrolling in Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina after graduation.

Norton has been working in the industry since he was 14 years old at Burger King.  He’s spent time in upscale atmospheres- Bocci’s in Charleston, The Marriot Marquis in Atlanta, Banquet at Villa Christina and Ruth’s Chris. Damion has worked on all sides of a restaurant from broiler cook to operational manager and working his way up to Executive Chef.

In June 2011, Chef took over as Executive Chef at Ford’s Oyster House and Cajun Kitchen in Greenville, South Carolina where he specializes in flavors from the Bayou.

When Chef’s not in the Cajun kitchen, you can find him at home creating Italian dishes- his passion.

Ford’s Oyster House and Cajun Kitchen brings authentic New Orleans fare to the heart of downtown Greenville, SC. Along with dishing up classics like crawfish etoufee, gumbo and jambalaya, Ford’s is known for their Oyster Roasts they host each Sunday. The family-friendly restaurant also has live music Thursday-Saturday and brunch on Sundays.