85 N Causeway Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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Our Chefs

Our Chefs/Owners

Paul Kelly (“P.K.”) and wife/co-chef Trina Renault bring many years of experience to the Chive Blossom kitchen. Trina’s been in the restaurant world since 1995. Her impressive resume lists respected Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, and Pawleys Island locations.

In 2002, she opened Chive Blossom Cafe’ in a small Pawleys venue. Although she’s a whiz at putting together delicious dishes, her passions are decadent desserts and mouth watering soups.

Her small cafe’ quickly became a regular on the Pawleys Island restaurant circuit and in 2008, P.K. joined her in a move to their larger location on the North Causeway in Pawleys Island.

Come in today and enjoy this one of a kind experience!

Trina Renault


Trina has an extensive background in the restaurant business going back to 1995. Her resume includes restaurants in Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, and Pawleys Island before opening Chive Blossom in 2000. Her specialities are her original desserts and her famous soups. PaulKelly joined Trina in 2008 and they relocated Chive Blossom to it’s current location at the North Causeway in Pawleys Island.

Paul Kelly Renault


P.K. is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute of New York. Before joining Trina at Chive Blossom, he honed his skills in the fine kitchens of Diamond Head Grill in Honolulu, The Lodge at Keole in Lanai, Top of the Hub in Boston, Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Brocca Trattoria in New York, and Franks in Pawleys Island. The fantastic combination of these diverse backgrounds in the food and beverage industry has resulted in a decidedly different options for fine dining in the Pawleys Island area that attracts foodies from near and far.

I was blown away by how amazing our experience was at Chive Blossom. The food was beyond tasty and upon leaving I immediately wanted to plan our return. The amazing food paired with the great service and cozy atmosphere sets this restaurant above all others.”