Denise Hollister, Owner
Denise got her feet wet, so to speak, in the restaurant industry in Illinois, as a waitress in high school. She quickly ascended the ladder from bartender to supervisor and manager positions. She not only held those positions in restaurants, but also hotels and country clubs. Adding to the list of skills; certified wedding coordinator and meeting planner in Illinois.
Her leadership earned her corporate training rolls at Panera and Egg Harbor Cafe. She first met Steve in 1996 and they tied the knot in 2004. Besides managing and having a love for food and wine, she loves connecting people and has a passion for community. She has been instrumental in the restaurant's farm to table programs.
At Twisted Vine, Denise has created a number of networking opportunities for women and other business owners. She says, "I like to bring people together for good food, good wine, networking and just to celebrate life.