Chris Hodgson birthed the idea for his food truck, Dim and Den Sum which opened in May of 2010 and was the first ever food truck to hit the streets of Cleveland, paving the way for future food trucks to come to Cleveland. Chris recently was runner up in the Silver Spoon Awards, coming in second to Celebrity chef Michael Symon.
Chris’s second truck, Hodgepodge Truck, achieved nationwide recognition when he finished second on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race and will be featured on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats.
Scott David Kuhn attended the University of Akron’s culinary program while working in local restaurants and finished his degree in management from Malone College. Driftwood Restaurant Group was born with the purchase of the Allegheny Grille, in the small town of Foxburg, Pennsylvania in 2005. In 2007 Scott reestablished the Welshfield Inn, in Burton Ohio and opened 87 West at Crocker Park. In 2010, Scott opened Washington Place Bistro and Inn, located in Little Italy.
Scott and Washington Place Bistro have been featured on Food Network’s Unique Eats
Scott is a board member of Veggie U, and through a family charitable trust, Scott fills empty toy chests with toys within local hospitals. Scott is a proud member of the Slow Food Movement and is passionate about supporting local farmers. Scott is also on the advisory board of University Hospitals.