Rick Crowe’s track record of success in the food and beverage industry spans over 25 years. In 1993 Rick joined LongHorn Steakhouse in Columbia, South Carolina as a dining room manager. In 1994 the franchise owner of LongHorn Steakhouse, Mr. Bill Dukes, asked Rick to transfer to Charlotte, North Carolina to assist the LongHorn team on Moorehead Street. Later in 1994 Mr. Dukes had begun the development of a new seafood concept in Charlotte, North Carolina and asked Rick to join him as the General Manager of the Blue Marlin. Within eight months Rick was invited by Mr. Dukes to become his partner, and General Manager of the Blue Marlin. By 1998 the Blue Marlin had grown to six locations with restaurants in Charlotte, NC, Columbia, SC, Greensboro, NC, and Richmond, VA. Since that time Rick has been part of the management teams for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, McKendrick’s Steakhouse in Atlanta, and joined Del Frisco’s Restaurant group as the General Manager of Sullivan’s Steakhouse located in Charlotte, NC.
Upon opening D.C. Prime in July of 2015, Rick has developed an extensive award-winning wine list, (with over 500 bottles), as well as one of the most impressive bourbon offerings in all of the mid-Atlantic region. His stellar reputation for management training and implementation has been the key ingredient for D.C. Prime to be considered by many as a dining and culinary experience…like no other.