At Swig & Swine, we believe that nothing is a substitute for hard work and long hours, so we cook our barbecue low and slow, savoring all the natural juices and locking in that iconic smoked flavor. We also believe that hard work deserves a great cold beer, which is why we offer a diverse selection of craft beers (as well as your usual favorites, of course). Sit back and relax with us at any one of our 4 locations across the Lowcountry.
Born and raised in Mantua, New Jersey, Anthony DiBernardo has always had a passion for cooking. He entered the culinary world when he was 14 as a banquet cook. Later, the US Navy brought Anthony to the Lowcountry, where he has lived for nearly 25 years. After serving as a cook on the USS Batfish submarine for four years, Anthony began working in the kitchen at Blossom Café. His résumé includes roles as the Executive Chef at Kiawah Island Resort, Corporate Executive Chef at Mustard Seed, and Operating Partner and Head Chef at Rita’s.
After incorporating barbecue menu items during each culinary venture, Anthony started his own barbecue catering business, where his passion started to set fire. He opened Swig & Swine BBQ in collaboration with Queen Street Hospitality Group in 2013.
If you’ve ever had Swig & Swine BBQ cater your event, chances are you’ve met Chris Harris, the Catering & Sales Manager of the Swig & Swine BBQ. Chris was born in Greenwood, SC and came to Charleston for college. He graduated in 2005 from the College of Charleston with a degree in Corporate Communications.
Chris is one of Queen Street Hospitality’s most tenured employees, with 14 years under his belt. He began working at 82 Queen when he was in college; starting as a bus boy, then server, working his way up to management. When Swig & Swine BBQ joined the group, Chris saw a new opportunity to expand his catering and management skills.
Chris is like the energizer bunny and is always running around town, answering catering inquiries, booking events, meeting with clients, and setting up events. But even as a busy body, there is always time for Chris to make you laugh.
He is the team’s resident comedian. This jokester is a big softy too; he enjoys helping others and animals in need and is very passionate about his family. Of course, [no bio of a Charleston resident wouldn’t be complete without this] in his free time he enjoys days on the beach and boat. We value Chris’s tenured leadership and passion for Swig & Swine BBQ’s methodology and product. What’s his favorite meat, you ask? Brisket hot off of the smoker.