Bring FSE to your Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Day To-Go

Happy Almost Thanksgiving at FSEDoes the idea of cooking a Thanksgiving meal stress you out? While you can’t come to Foundation Social Eatery for your Thanksgiving meal, you can bring FSE to your table! From now until Nov. 21, we are selling a limited number of meals with our FSE Turkey Day To-Go.

Each meal is prepared for four people and includes:

  • Cider brined boneless turkey breast for four
  • Yukon Gold potato puree
  • Gravy
  • Green bean almandine
  • FSE bread stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce

Cost for FSE Turkey Day To-Go is $125 per four person meal, $250 per eight person meal, etc.

Like we mentioned above, there is only a limited number of meals available, so call 770-641-8877 today!

Meet Pastry Chef Kaley Hill!

Foundation Social Eatery Kaley HillKaley Hill is the pastry chef at Foundation Social Eatery in Roswell, Ga. An employee of the restaurant before the doors even opened in March 2014, Kaley is driven by her love of cooking and a passion to create an experience to remember for diners.

With more than three years of experience in the restaurant industry, Kaley previously worked in research and development for the Atlanta Cheesecake Company. Since joining the Foundation Social Eatery team, Kaley has expanded her knowledge by working with chef Mel to learn hands on techniques that he has acquired over the years. Together, they work to create an innovative and unique dessert experience that perfectly complements the Foundation Social Eatery menu.

Kaley currently resides in Kennesaw, Ga. – her home of more than 20 years. When she is not in the kitchen at Foundation Social Eatery, she can still be found baking, cooking and bread baking for her family and friends.

To learn more about Kaley’s delicious desserts, check out our current menu on


Support Kula Project: Dine with us on Thursday, Sept. 24

Kula Project at Foundation Social EateryOn Sept. 24, 2015, Foundation Social Eatery is supporting Kula Project and we invite you to help! Twenty percent of the sales from that day will benefit the organization’s #ForTheFarmer campaign, which goes toward helping families in East Africa build a self-sustaining lifestyle that is profitable for them and the community.

Through Kula Project funds, families in East Africa are able to purchase quality coffee seeds that will yield the best product. Additionally, Kula Project ensures that each farmer is able to sell their product to a fair trade buyer. The best part is that by investing in a coffee farmer, you are “twice as likely to help eliminate poverty than if you were to donate in a different sector.”

On the Kula Project website, it mentions that $6 purchases a coffee tree that will support a family for 30 years. With that income, families are able to buy additional food, pay school fees and cover health fees as necessary. That means by eating at FSE on Sept. 24, you will not only get a delicious meal, but you will be making a BIG difference!

In honor of the Kula Project, chef Mel is planning to serve a special menu item featuring coffee on Sept. 24. To go ahead and reserve your table, click here. We look forward to changing lives with your help!

Foundation Social Eatery Launches New Seasonal Menu

Foundation Social Eatery New BlogOver the past month or so, you may have tried specials such as the vanilla crème fraiche panna cotta or chilled lump crab salad. Well, that was a taste of our summer menu that officially launches today! While some of our favorite items such as the seasonal mushroom ravioli and crisp Spanish octopus are still featured, there are several new items for you to taste and fall in love with.

On the dinner menu, Border Springs Farms lamb meatballs, puree of spinach soup, local zucchini and ricotta tortellini, Tuscan white bean bruschetta and more have been added to the beginnings. For main plates, try the Arctic char, Beeler’s Farms pork porchetta or hand-cut linguini. End your meal with sweet treats that include the panna cotta, as well as blueberry bread pudding, white chocolate-lychee mousse and more.

The lunch menu also underwent a revamp with new menu items that include a crispy chicken sandwich, hot “Italian” melt, east coast flounder, etc.

As for our drink menu, two new drinks have been added to our strong pours including “Top Drawer” featuring Double Cross vodka and “Lion’s Roar” with Highwest Double rye. For wine lovers, there are new reds and whites that perfectly complement the cuisine.

Featuring fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, the summer menu highlights chef Mel’s knack for layering flavors. Visit the website to view the entire menu.

The new menu is the perfect excuse to make your next reservation. Click here to reserve your table today!

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Welcome Nick to the Foundation Social Eatery Family

Nick Hassiotis Foundation Social EateryWe are thrilled to welcome Nicholas (Nick) Hassiotis to the Foundation Social Eatery family! With more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nick has joined the team as our general manager/service manager.

Prior to joining Foundation Social Eatery, Nick helped to open Kona Grill at Avalon in Alpharetta as the bar/trainer manager. Additional past experiences include a stint at HOME restaurant in Buckhead, where he worked alongside Mel. While brief, this time together forged a professional friendship between Mel and Nick and ultimately led to Nick joining us in Roswell. “Over the years, Mel and I have stayed in touch and I am honored that he reached out to me to join this amazing team,” says Nick.

In addition to Kona Grill and Home, Nick has worked with FLIP Burger Boutique, Local Three, Craft/CraftBar, P.F. Chang’s, The Manual Makers, etc.

Outside of his hospitality experience, Nick brings a global perspective to the culinary industry. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Greek father, Nick was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, prior to moving to Georgia when he was 10. These early experiences, as well as his continued interest in travel, taught Nick to value food as an opportunity to get to know a country, their people and its culture.

When not working or traveling, Nick’s passion for all things food translates into his personal like where he enjoys reading about food, watching food shows and sharing his passion for the culinary world with his wife Torri and daughter Charlie. Speaking of family, Nick and Torri’s family will grow this winter with the arrival of their daughter in December.

Next time you stop by Foundation Social Eatery for lunch or dinner, make sure to say “hello” to Nick and welcome him to the FSE family!

To make your next reservation, visit

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Join Foundation Social Eatery for a Patio Party

Foundation Social Eatery Patio PartyThis Thursday, June 11, join us for a party on the patio as we celebrate the beginning of summer! Whether you are looking to enjoy a drink after work, a girl’s night out or spending time with family and friends, the patio party is the perfect way to kick-off summer.

Beginning at 6 p.m., we will offer hand-passed hors d’oeuvres created specially by chef Mel himself. To complement the food, our bartender Jamie has created a special cocktail, the Southern Sipper. Crafted with Savannah sweet tea bourbon, squeezed lemon and a splash of water, this refreshing beverage pairs beautifully with the food and will help beat the heat.

In addition to the food and drinks, we will have live entertainment with Kyle Vincent joining us for the event. A popular local musician, Kyle sings original songs that he accompanies with his guitar, providing a calming atmosphere that is perfect for the outdoor event.

The patio party will last from 6 to 8 p.m. Regular dinner service will still be available in the main dining area and at the bar/lounge. For more information or to schedule a dinner reservation, visit

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Foundation Social Eatery to Participate in Opening of Cashin’s Sculpture Garden

Cashins Scuplture Garden Grand OpeningOn Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m., join us for the grand opening celebration of Cashin’s Sculpture Garden. FREE of charge and open to the public, this event is your opportunity to walk the sculpture trail in the woods akin to “nature’s cathedral.”

If you work up an appetite after walking the trail, don’t worry! We have got you covered! On the menu for the grand opening is a chilled local shrimp served with yellow corn, sweet pea salad and vanilla corn vinaigrette. Yum!

In addition to walking the sculpture trail and eating some delicious food, the grand opening celebration provides attendees with an opportunity to meet the artists, as well as enjoy performances by dancers from Roswell Dance Theatre, live music from Atlanta Plays it Forward and entertainment from Imperial Opa Circus performers.

Cashin’s Sculpture Garden is installed along an existing horse riding trail at Chukkar Farm that gently meanders through nature’s cathedral in a spectacular woodland area populated with a variety of hardwoods. The mission of the sculpture garden is to connect art and nature to people’s perception of sculpture.

We are excited to participate in the grand opening of Cashin’s Sculpture Garden as it is another example of the growth here in North Fulton County. We hope all of you will join us for a family-friendly day at Chukkar Farm.

If you can’t attend the grand opening celebration of Cashin’s Sculpture Garden, make plans to join us at the restaurant for a delicious meal Tuesday through Sunday (hours vary). For more information or to make a reservation, make sure to visit the Foundation Social Eatery website today!


Foundation Social Eatery to Serve Up Delicious Food at Roswell Beer Festival

Roswell Beer FestivalWe are thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the Roswell Beer Festival! Scheduled for Saturday, March 28 in the historic Roswell Town Square from 2 to 6 p.m., festival revelers will enjoy more than 250 beers, live music and of course, delicious food!

Throughout the event, we will be making delicious lobster rolls to enjoy with your beer! In addition to ourselves, we will be in the company of some of Roswell’s best restaurants including The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Peach & The Porkchop, Rustys Nutz and Roux on Canton.  To beat the heat, attendees will have several options of beer to enjoy with a variety of local, regional and national breweries available.

Live music will set the mood at the Roswell Beer Festival with local band of brothers, The Highbeams, taking the stage during the first few hours of the festival and Rock cover band, The Free Byrds, closing out the event.

General admission to the Roswell Beer Festival is $50 per person and includes a tasting glass and all the beers a person can responsibly sample. VIP tickets are also available for $100 per person, providing early entrance beginning at 1 p.m., as well as access to the luxury restroom trailer. To keep the roads safe, designated drivers can enter the event for just $20, but are not allowed to drink. To purchase your tickets for the Roswell Beer Festival, visit

The best part about the Roswell Beer Festival is that it is all for charity! Unlike most beer festivals, 100 percent of all proceeds benefit the STAR House Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting academic success and empowering lifelong achievement in at-risk children. For more information on the STAR House Foundation, visit

If you plan on attending the Roswell Beer Festival, make sure to stop by and say hello! For more information on our upcoming and the latest from Foundation Social Eatery, make sure to follow us on Facebook.

To reserve a table for your next night out, visit

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Foundation Social Eatery Invites YOU to our First Anniversary Celebration

Foundation Social Eatery First AnniversaryIt seems like only yesterday that we opened the doors of Foundation Social Eatery. A labor of love, this restaurant was a dream come true and the product of long hours, sweat, tears and happiness. On Wednesday, March 25, we will celebrate our first anniversary and we are inviting you to join us! Scheduled during our normal dinner hours of 5 to 10 p.m., the first anniversary event will showcase our full menu, as well as a special three-course prix fixe menu for $35 per person. Each course features a selection of two items including:

  • Course one – Baby Arugula Salad or Seasonal Mushroom Ravioli
  • Course two – Beef Short Rib “Sugo” or Carolina Trout
  • Course three – Banana Bread Pudding or Classic French Canele

In addition to the special prix fixe menu, we will offer complimentary hand-passed hors d’oeuvres from 5:30 to 7 p.m., as well as Double Cross vodka drink specials like the “Double Crossed Mule” for $6 and select wines for $5 per glass. We would not have gotten through our first year without the support of our guests, staff and local community. This celebration is our opportunity to say “thank you” to everyone that has helped us reach this milestone. To reserve your table for our one-year anniversary celebration, visit today! We look forward to celebrating with you!

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Creating memories and new experiences.

Mel and I are totally pleased with the outcome of our first wine dinner, Vive La France. Mel especially was pleased to see that our guests understood the correlation between French cuisine and his culinary past. He was able to share stories and experiences that inspire his food to this day. For this nod to French food and wine, we enjoyed salt cured Foie Gras, strawberry soup, with FSE brioche. It was melt in your mouth goodness. Second course was the braised Burgundy snails, gnocchi, mushroom, tomato, and basil, perfectly rich and aromatic. Next, we enjoyed a pan roasted monk fish, artichoke, peas, and bacon. Monkfish is one of the ugliest fish I have ever seen, but it sure is good on my fork! The star of the evening was the Lamb Duo: lamb saddle and belly, rosemary polenta squares, and sweet and sour eggplant. I ate a bite in the back kitchen and found myself licking the juices off my hand that dripped off this succulent piece of meat. Quite possibly to die for. The meal was finished with a Canele’ de Bordeaux, Earl Grey chocolate mousse, and banana brule’. I overheard one of the guests compare this to sex. Um ok;). All in all, I think everyone enjoyed. Don’t worry if you missed this one. We plan to have more events like this one, exploring different themes and drink. Mel, Rich, and I , would all like to thank all of you who attended and helped create a special night, and new memories.


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