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When we forget how to be good to ourselves, we forget what it means to feel really good.

Gone are the days when southern living was synonymous with strolling through life at a slightly slower pace. These days, we are all pressed for time. We’re pressed to perform, pressed to succeed, pressing ourselves to do a whole lot more with a lot less time. When we’re feeling the pressure, it’s tempting to look for shortcuts. Often, in taking those shortcuts, we short ourselves by compromising our health, happiness and wellbeing. But not all shortcuts are bad. At Southern Pressed Juicery, we give your body a break without breaking your stride. Our goal is to give you a slow down without actually slowing you down.

The proven benefits of consuming raw fruits and vegetables are numerous. It boosts your immune system. It cleanses your body. It gives you a lift from the inside out. And while Mother Nature tends to work at her own pace, Southern Pressed Juicery brings you the best she has to offer at the speed of life.

Our People

Xavier Bonnafous

Executive Chef,
Southern Pressed Juicery & 
Table 301

Chef Xavier Bonnafous grew up in Mazamet France and lived there until he came to America in the early 1990’s. He attended college in France and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, but after graduating, he realized his true passion was in the culinary industry, so he went back to school in France and earned a culinary degree.

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His first experience working stateside was in at the French restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Epcot, which is now known as Les Chefs de France. After working in Orlando, he moved across the world to London, where he worked as the Maitre d’ hotel at Stephen BULL Restaurant. He moved back to the states in 1999 and settled down in Miami, where he stayed until 2012.

During his time in Miami, Chef Xavier held various jobs in the hospitality industry and has managed several restaurants in addition to working as a chef.  He also started his own catering business in 1995, To-Go Chef Catering, that he ran on the side.

In 2012, he was offered a job at Whole Foods on Woodruff Road and moved to Greenville, SC. In 2013, Whole Foods relocated him back to Florida to work at one of their stores in Miami.

Chef Xavier is thrilled to be back to Greenville, SC to work as the Executive Chef of Southern Pressed Juicery. Chef Xavier is in charge of all menu development, which includes juices, superfood smoothies, and raw food dishes.

Olivia Esquivel

Founding Partner,
Southern Pressed Juicery

Olivia Esquivel is co-owner of Southern Pressed Juicery. Olivia sparked life into her vision of a cold-pressed juice bar when she teamed up with Table 301. She and her husband, Anthony, are avid juicers and have always strived to live a healthy lifestyle but it was her role as a new mother that led her to co-founding Southern Pressed Juicery.

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Personally, Olivia felt a surge of responsibility to provide only the highest nutritional foods for her new family. She then set out to have a direct impact on her community and city by creating a hip place where people of all walks of life could incorporate healthy eating into their everyday lifestyles.

Though this is Esquivel’s first venture into the restaurant industry, she owns a myriad of companies including A Public Affair PR, a public relations and event planning company based out of Greenville and Miami.  Olivia is also co-owner of The Petite Parade, a children’s store based in Greenville. She is wife to Anthony Esquivel, owner of Copa Indoor Soccer (the only premier indoor soccer facility in the region) and Mommy to Luca and Alessandro, the cutest juicers in all the land. Try their favorite juices,  Luca Lovin’ and Leo’s Leche.

Olivia Haase

Head Juicologist,
Southern Pressed Juicery

Though Texas born and New Jersey-raised, Olivia fell in love with the Carolinas after many summers spent at camp just outside of Asheville. Olivia graduated from Furman University in 2015 where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Through many nutrition and wellness focused classes and a year devoted to researching sales of healthy options at recreational facilities she discovered the importance of healthy eating.

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Olivia’s passion for healthy eating and wellness promotion has since grown and continues to shape her everyday life and those with whom she interacts.

When not in the store, she can be found running the Swamp Rabbit Trail, researching the latest health trends and spending time with friends and family.

As a proud partner in the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors, Table 301 combines high-quality fresh ingredients with excellence in service, redefining the phrase “southern hospitality.” Driven by a passion to raise the bar on culinary opportunities and adventures within the community, we’re honored to have helped put Greenville on the map as one of the top food destinations in the south. We believe that when you eat well, you live well.

The Table 301 experience is more than a meal. It’s an invitation to sit down and slow down. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with what matters. It’s a challenge to become your best self and live your best life — one sip at a time.