Donna Altman Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts 2, Intro to Culinary Arts


Georgetown High School 1986

Johnson and Whales College, Charleston, SC 1988


I have worked for many years in the food service industry.  My first job in the restaurant business was at The Pawleys Island Inn under Chef Louis Osteen in Pawleys Island.  When I graduated from Johnson and Whales I was the executive chef of, The Island Republic in Virginia Beach, VA. After my time there I worked as a line cook and waitress at Rosa Linda's in Murrells Inlet and at Piccolo's, these were both owned and operated by Chef Lou Favata.  Later I worked at Frank's restaurant in Pawleys Island and Frank's Outback.  During this time I worked as reservations, maitre'd, I made some of the desserts for the restaurants and had responsibilities with the deli area and rotisserie.  My last restaurant experience was at Debordieu Club as the Beach Club manager and purchasing for the club.  This job included the day to day running of the fine dining facilities in Debordieu, the Blue Heron Grill, all purchasing of food and wine for the property and many of the special holiday functions and summer weekly theme evenings.  Over the past several years I have owned and operated several childcare centers here in Georgetown County.  During my time there I prepared breakfast and lunch for as many as 250 children a day.  Also during my days since Debordieu I have catered and worked as a personal chef for several people locally.   


     I was born in Georgetown County and with the exception of a very few years I have lived here most of my life. I graduated from Georgetown High School the first year it was open.  I attended classes in this very same career center.   I grew up in the seafood industry, this helped me cultivate my love of cooking.  I also grew up loving and appreciating the beautiful area we live in.

    I live in Pawleys Island, I have one son, (Cody) and I have a grandson, (Noah).  I love to travel, cook and entertain, the beach and creek and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.