Born in Charleston, S.C., Kevin Krapp has spent his entire life on the Southeastern coast. Hailing from Hilton Head Island, Krapp relocated to Atlanta during high school where he began working in the restaurant industry as a server. After moving back to Charleston for college, Krapp spearheaded his fine dining career as a server at Blossom Café where he met and served alongside Steve Palmer, the future founder and managing partner of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group.
Soon after, Krapp went on to pursue a serving position with Charleston’s Peninsula Grill, again with Palmer, noting that it was here where he was first pushed to start managing as he learned more about the hospitality side of the business. “Peninsula Grill was different than any other fine dining restaurants I’d worked in,” said Krapp. “It was here that learned how hospitality went far beyond great food, wine and service.”
After relocating back to Georgia in 2000, Krapp joined Sedgwick Restaurant Group as an Opening Manager at Aspens Steakhouse in Marietta, Ga., and later went on to serve as the General Manager at Van Gogh’s in Roswell, Ga. In 2002, Krapp joined Atlanta’s renowned steakhouse, Bone’s, as Service Manager, which Krapp describes as the biggest influence in his management career. After a brief hiatus from restaurant management, Krapp rejoined the industry signing on as the Assistant General Manager at Del Frisco’s Grille for its Atlanta opening in 2012. Soon after, Krapp again reconnected with Palmer who was opening Oak Steakhouse in Atlanta at the time, and was eventually brought on as the restaurant’s General Manager – he has been with The Indigo Road ever since. Krapp has served as Oak Steakhouse’s General Manager since it’s opening in October 2014, along with managing sister and neighboring Avalon restaurant, Colletta, which opened in February 2015.
Krapp currently lives in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood with his wife Christy and their two kids, Lila Cate and Henry. Outside of the restaurant, Krapp enjoys running, exploring the dining scene and spending time with his family.