Twenty Six Divine brings style and charm to guests with incredibly delicious and beautiful foods for many occasions. Twenty Six Divine, which the locals call a “hidden gem”, is located on upper King Street. Husband and wife team Enan and Jenn Parezo have been working side-by-side serving the greater Charleston area with an array of unforgettable foods and desserts since opening in 2010.
Enan is the chef and specializes in his Weekly Family Dinner Service & Private Dinners while Jenn is the pastry queen and focuses on Afternoon Tea Parties.
This duo works together to create divine culinary experiences. Jenn's artistic creativity and attention to detail compliments Enan’s passion for colorful ingredients and flavors along with his innovative ideas. They have the ability to craft modern, unique fare as well as traditional comfort foods. Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner or a bridal tea party, creations & service from this Twenty Six Divine team are sure to please even the most selective palettes.
(Pictured) The Parezo family: Jenn & Enan with their children
Chef Enan Parezo received his culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University after earning a degree in hospitality management from The University of South Carolina. This Baltimore, Maryland native has lived in South Carolina since 1998. He has worked as the Chef de Cuisine at The Charleston Place Hotel as well as several upscale restaurants throughout his career. Enan ventured out on his own to cater as a personal chef for local Charleston families before opening Twenty Six Divine, which he continues to do to this day. He enjoys playing with his two young children, spending quality time with his wife Jenn, and creating flavorful modern tea sandwiches for the tea room and divine dinners for his loyal, local clientele.
Pastry Chef Jenn Parezo is a 2003 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Upon graduation, she made her way to South Carolina and fell in love with the charm of the Lowcountry. She met her future husband, Enan, four days after moving to Charleston seventeen years ago while working at Seabrook Island. She worked for The Charleston Place Hotel & The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island while simultaneously helping Enan start his personal chef business. She is grateful for the quality time she is able to spend with her husband Enan and two young children.
A note from Jenn & Enan: "As small business owners, we work hard to maintain the quality and consistency of our products and service. We are involved in every aspect of our business. We want our place to be a relaxing sanctuary for our guests with good Charleston vibes. We encourage our guests to slow down and have a wonderful experience. We love our family life and sometimes take necessary breaks from our business to fully experience these monumental and daily life moments. This is who we are, and we hope to give you an unforgettable experience."
"We also would like to give a special thanks to a select group of people who have always supported and believed in us and helped us along the way: Ken & Justine Parezo, Robert & Amy Mercado, Rod & Pam Meintel, Michael & Tippy Brickman, Jim & Esther Ferguson, David & Joan Henle, Lee Hopkins, and Lisa Abernathy. We are so appreciative of you all and can not thank you enough for your continued support. You have helped us become who we are today."
The story behind the name
Twenty-six is the number that ties us together. Jenn was born on the 26th of December, while Enan was born on the 26th of May. We were married on the 26th day of March to bring this series of significant dates full-circle, and opened Twenty Six Divine one week later.
Over our careers, we have both received high praise for our delicious food. Shortly after we met, we discovered that our customers often described our food as being “divine.”
When we decided to tie the knot and start our own business, it was as if the name had already been decided for us. And thus, the story of Twenty Six Divine began.