The National Corvette Museum is pleased to announce that Chef Bobby Hammock has joined the organization as Consulting Executive Chef of the Stingray Grill. Beyond overseeing general restaurant operations, under Hammock’s leadership, the National Corvette Museum will begin internal catering operations for small and mid-sized events on property.

Chef Bobby Hammock

Chef Hammock started his career as a line cook at Opryland during his college career. When Hammock was approached about becoming an apprentice, he immediately said “yes,” beginning a decades-long, successful career in the culinary industry.

Throughout his career tenure, Hammock has worked as chef at the Four Seasons Dallas and The Grove Park Inn Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. While working at the Grove Park Inn, Chef Hammock received an MBA in Business Administration from Montreat College. From Asheville, Chef Hammock moved back to Tennessee and began working as the Executive Chef for Levy Restaurants Bridgestone Arena. Most recently, Hammock retired from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where he served as executive chef for almost a decade.

“I have had a few months off, and It feels good to get back! I love food, I love to cook, and I love the interaction with the kitchen staff and with the front-of-house staff. Taking care of the customers is exciting, and the Stingray Grill has so much potential,” said Hammock.

Hammock enjoys all types of food but really enjoys southern food. He likes to add a twist to make dishes cross-cultural or to add a personal flare. Hammock joins talented sous-chef, Kenny Jones, in delivering delicious dishes in the Stingray Grill.

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About Stingray Grill: The Stingray Grill is located within the National Corvette Museum and is an art gallery-esque venue. The restaurant has a contemporary flavor and feel along with subtle sophistication that all can enjoy. The inviting space, and its modern yet familiar cuisine will attract the Corvette enthusiast, those who are simply visiting the Museum, along with those in our neighboring communities. The interior of the Stingray Grill was designed by Retired Director of Design for the GM Performance Car Studio and 2019 Corvette Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Peters.

About The National Corvette Museum: Since 1953, the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present, and future; and educating the public about Corvette. For more information visit or call (270) 781-7973.