A lifelong resident of Texas Charlie Wilson was born and raised in College Station, Texas. Charlie has been interested in food since he was a young child and entered the restaurant business at age 15, working his way up from dishwasher to line cook to sauté cook. Charlie got hands on experience in some of the finer kitchens in Austin and Dallas and handled the high tension of numerous kitchens by mixing in his other passion of playing music in bands around Austin and touring throughout the south and East Coast. Finding this balance between music and cooking has helped Charlie excel in both fields. Now with his lovely fiancée by his side, and peace in his life, Charlie is looking to take his life lessons learned in the kitchen and on the road and help others develop their passions as well.