The University of South Carolina's McCutchen House has a new leader — Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah.
In addition to overseeing operations at McCutchen House, Baddourah, who has owned eatery Moe's Grapevine in Columbia for more than a decade, will lead a restaurant management class at the university.
McCutchen House is a campus restaurant at the University of South Carolina. Open to the public, students in the university's restaurant-related classes prepare and serve lunches there.
“Closing one phase of my life and opening another is both scary and exciting," Baddourah said. "I have been so passionate about the authentic cuisine at my restaurant and providing customers with an enjoyable dining experience. I plan to bring that same passion to the McCutchen House and to the students in my restaurant management course. I am proud to be part of the university family and to have the opportunity to work with young people that want to go into the restaurant industry.”