Twenty Six Divine brings style & charm to guests with incredibly delicious & beautiful foods. Located on upper King, this hidden gem delivers superb service alongside uniquely crafted modern American food. Since opening Twenty Six Divine in April 2010, Chefs Enan and Jennifer Parezo have been working side-by-side serving up the Charleston area with an array of unforgettable foods & desserts.
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. Creations from this Twenty Six Divine family are sure to please even the most selective palettes.
(Pictured at Folly Beach) The Parezo family: Jenn, Savannah, Grayson, & Enan
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 and several upscale restaurants throughout his career. Enan ventured out on his own to cook as a personal chef for local Charleston families before opening Twenty Six Divine. Today, he continues to put on spectacular private events for his loyal clients, while also creating flavorful modern tea sandwiches for the tea room.
Pastry Chef Jennifer 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 South Carolina while working at Seabrook Island. Later, she worked as the Assistant Pastry Chef at The Charleston Place Hotel & The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island while simultaneously helping Enan start his catering and personal chef business. Jenn's passion & love for delicious foods shines through in her assorted petite desserts & cakes.
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.