Carl Eaves sense of design was ignited with a three year painting and decorating apprenticeship in his home of Northern England. He soon made his way to London where he began work in the music video industry designing, building and painting video sets.
Later, he moved to the United States, where he partnered with another craftsman to create a construction, design and decorative painting company. He spent nearly a decade in Los Angeles in that field, working on a variety of commercial and residential projects focusing on restaurants. With his love of food and restaurants, and a desire to open one himself, he chose Houston, as his destination. Carl and chef-partner Claire Smith built the Daily Review Café, a small fine dining restaurant in 1995. They were voted one of the top twenty best new restaurants in the nation by Esquire magazine and received numerous Local, State and National awards.