When I tell people the name our restaurant, Foundation Social Eatery, I often get questioned on how we arrived to the name. Well, when I think about my past experiences in learning, cooking, dining, and even personal experiences in life, I know that it is all of these things collectively, that have made me who and what I am today. These experiences are my Foundation. Just like the foundation of a building, it’s the strength of what holds it together. Opening my own restaurant is finally a culmination of all of the things I’ve learned, not only in cooking, but running a business, and leading others. It’s what I am building my restaurant concept from, and it’s what I offer to you.
The Social Eatery part came along later in our process. We decided that we wanted a comfortable vibe, where people have conversations and enjoy each other, and savor the meal, without having their eyes glued to a big screen TV. If you’re into big screen TV’s, I’m afraid we will disappoint you in that respect. But I encourage you to talk or just listen to people, and you’ll find a greater connection among us all. Thus, Social Eatery was born.
What’s really exciting is that our design/architect group, Ai3, has taken these thoughts and used it as inspiration in the design of Foundation Social Eatery. I think Ai3 did a really great job in making multiple areas throughout the restaurant have their own feel. So, while the design is cohesive, and ties everything together, you can come to FSE several different times and have a completely different experience. We will also feature an open kitchen where you can watch us cook in a wood fire oven. The design is unique and reflective of who and what I am. I haven’t seen anything like it. It’s really special and we can’t wait for you to see it. When you come in, ask Sandy or me about the design and we’ll tell you the story behind it.