Steve Palmer is the managing partner and founder of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group which operates 24 restaurants in six states. Steve has been recognized by the New York Times, L.A. Times, NPR, Southern Living, Food & Wine and Forbes Small Business Giants for his growing presence in the hospitality industry, as well as his charitable and community efforts. In 2016, Palmer co-founded Ben’s Friends, the food-and-beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship and a path forward to industry professionals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. He has presented on addiction in the industry at TEDx Charleston and various culinary events. Steve is the author of, Say Grace: How The Restaurant Business Saved My Life which was released on November 19, 2019.