Dive Southern Coastal Kitchen

About us

Kip is a food and beverage executive with over 34 years of experience ranging from fine dining to catering, and everything in between. Kip started his F&B career at 14, and growing up in the business has given him a unique perspective.

He has worked for many top industry companies such as Brinker, Dave & Busters, Disney, and Levy Restaurants. His passion and operational expertise is known throughout the industry. With numerous awards ranging from Guest Service to Best of Atlanta, Kip is always willing to go above and beyond for his guests. Through all his connections, he has amassed a reputation of being a culinary wizard as well as a smart businessman. He has some of the best managers and staff working alongside of him as he builds his restaurant company, Indulge Hospitably. Recently he achieved his lifelong dream of opening his first location, Dive Southern Coastal Kitchen, where the metro meets the mountains, in Canton, Georgia. Kip is originally from Marietta, Georgia and is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather. They share 3 lovely children. Kip and Heather, along with his sister Celeste, her husband Rob, and their 3 children, have singlehandedly built out, designed, and developed the interior of DIve together. Many family tributes to their parents can be seen throughout the craftmanship on the inside as well as the outside of Dive. Kip and his family invite you to come see what we are all about, and let us spoil you with the taste of the southern lowcountry. With Love and Appreciation, Kip, Heather, Bella, Christian & Olive and Rob, Celeste, Rachel, Reed & Remy (and our new SIL, Mikael)

Seasonal and Local

We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why whenever possible, we source our fresh ingredients and sustainable goods from local farmers markets. No matter what time of year, you can be sure you're eating the best of the season when you dine with us at Dive.

Core Values

To provide all guests with good old fashioned SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY ! To work with INTEGRITY, while LISTENING and RESPECTING all of the people in our community; both guests and Dive Crew Members included.To take PRIDE & PASSION in all aspects of the job.WORK TOGETHER as a crew for the success of Dive.To GIVE BACK to the community that supports us.