Russell Jones
Executive Chef and Owner, Tallulah, South Carolina

Chef Russell Jones, a Columbia, SC native, has returned to his hometown to open his first restaurant, Tallulah. A concept that Jones has spent much of his career cultivating, Tallulah is an opportunity for Jones to bring all of his skill and experience to the burgeoning food scene of Columbia. A L’Academie de Cuisine alum, Jones previously held positions at some of Washington D.C.’s most acclaimed restaurants including Le Paradou, Vinoteca, Restaurant Eve and Jack Rose Dining Saloon, where he learned the ins and outs of both the kitchen, bar and the front of house. Now, after more than a decade away, Jones has returned to South Carolina to introduce a new level of restaurant to Columbia. Tallulah presents an upscale yet casual dining experience that highlights Jones’ mix of classic French background and dedication to local, Southern fare and ingredients.