About the Owner
Demetrios Voulgarelis came to New York from Greece in the early seventies.
When he saw the Statue of Liberty he knew America would be his new home.
In 1973 he began to work in a Greek diner as a cook, working his way to becoming a chef in 1978. He then moved to Miami working in hotels and country clubs as a pastry chef.
He became a Master Chef for the Diplomat Hotel in Miami in the late eighties. He also owned his own catering business and two restaurants before leaving Miami.
In 1991 Demetrios moved to Columbia, SC where he became the owner of Tara's restaurant and catering in the Quality Inn NE. It was1994 when he bought Milano's restaurant in Chapin, SC and ran it until 2002. In 2003 he built Santorino's restaurant in Columbia northeast and ran it until 2006.
In 2007 he bought the Paddock restaurant in Camden, SC and renovated it into the Old Armory Steakhouse which has become one of the most successful restaurants in Camden.