Steve Palmer is the managing partner of the hospitality and consulting company, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group. Founded in 2009 in Charleston, SC, Indigo Road now owns and operates more than 16 concepts throughout the southeast. Prior to forming The Indigo Road, Palmer worked with several esteemed restaurants including Charleston’s Peninsula Grill, Magnolia’s, and Blossom, as well as Canoe and Houston’s in Atlanta. In addition to his presence in the hospitality business, Palmer has also been recognized for his charitable and community efforts. In 2016, he founded Ben’s Friends, the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. He has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR, Southern Living, Atlanta Magazine and Charleston Magazine, and has presented at TedX Charleston and the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.