It's 5 o'clock somewhere! The Foundry Restaurant offers a different Happier Hour special every day so you can be "Happier" all day long.
At The Foundry, we forge exceptional food and drink every day. The culinary team takes raw ingredients and crafts beautifully finished, bespoke plates, perfect for casual lunch or an anniversary dinner. Featuring local and regional house-crafted selections, the restaurant emphasizes healthy, freshly made and flavorful fare with a Southern twist, all pairing deliciously well with the Club’s signature drink, the Back Porch Sweet Tea. The experience at The Foundry is centered on three tried-and-true food and beverage tenets: it’s socially driven, locally inspired, and stylishly crafted.
A culinary studio with soft, comfortable seating surrounding a Chef’s kitchen, hosting private parties, cooking demonstrations, and classes.
More than just a gathering spot, The Back Porch is the place to make new social connections and enjoy a special menu from The Foundry.
An extraordinary private dining experience for celebrating special occasions among friends.
The best aspect of our location is the connection to the outdoors, and we get you started right with a variety of drinks and grab & go selections.
Chef Ben Sholiton, a 17-year veteran of the food service industry, hails from Columbus, Ohio. A member of the initiating class of the Johnson & Wales Charlotte campus, he chose to plant roots in the Charlotte area post-graduation.
Prior to becoming a chef, Ben served as an intern for the White House Press Office before beginning a career in television and media relations. He worked for several PBS shows as well as the local Washington NBC affiliate, Reuters and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In 2001, Ben left the television industry to discover his true passion, creating and serving excellent food and memorable experiences.
Chef Ben has cooked for some of the finest kitchens in the region, including Nellie’s Southern Kitchen in Belmont, for which he was featured on the Food Network special, “Family Restaurant, Jonas Style.” Ben is also the owner and head chef for Thyme & Again Catering, a business he has operated for 10 years with his wife, Colleen. He loves to blend cooking styles and traditions and has a profound fondness for locally-sourced food.
Ben and Colleen reside in North Charlotte and are the proud parents of 20-month-old Jacob, a Golden Lab named Roux and a tortoise shell cat named Eleanor Rigby. Ben is an avid disc golfer and a die-hard Ohio State football fan.
The Foundry’s Chef was recently featured on Charlotte’s WBTV! Check it out here!
“ Best Shrimp & Grits I've had in 10 years. Cooked perfectly with a hint of spice. ”
“ The food was the BEST I have had in a long time, so far I have not found anything better in this area or Charlotte. Bravo to Ben the head chef. ”
“ Every menu item we ordered was top shelf. The wine list was adequate and the cocktails were excellent! The service was an 11 on a 1 - 10 scale. ”
“ [Chef Ben] Sholiton gives the menu a locally inspired twist. ”