- Executive Chef
Chris has loved cooking since an early age. One of his favorite dishes to make as a 10 year old was scrambled eggs and omelettes for his family. As he watched his mother cook he tried to follow her and put his own spin on her German family recipes. Chris worked his way up through restaurants doing everything from making pizzas in an Italian restaurant and bar food at the Players Retreat in Raleigh to catering at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh and practicing French cuisine at Coquette. He has had extensive training at the Carolina Inn at Chapel Hill where he was fortunate to learn techniques from the best Executive Chefs.
Chris’s journey led him to Foxcroft Wine Co several years ago. He loves being a part of the Foxcroft family and takes pride and enjoyment in providing people with beautiful, healthy meals plated with seasonal fresh ingredients and watching them enjoy them.
- Assistant General Manager
Andie moved to Charlotte after living in a small town her entire life. She graduated with a Food Studies degree from UNC Chapel Hill, where an interest for cider became an interest in wine after taking a class that focused on old Southern apples. After completing her certification with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Andie joined the Foxcroft team in February 2021 and has since worked at all three Charlotte locations. Now, she is the Assistant General Manager at Southpark. Also an alum of the UNC Bluegrass Band, Andie loves playing the guitar but secretly wishes she could play the fiddle. When not at Foxcroft, Andie enjoys exploring Charlotte, visiting Farmer's Markets, hanging with her pet bird, and pairing champagne with bad TV.
- General Manager
General manager of Foxcroft Wine Co SouthPark, Sharon Balas, is not only a Charlotte native but a SouthPark one as well. As she often says, “I’ve gone absolutely nowhere…” In truth Charlotte has grown as a city along with her. She has been in the hospitality business for about 40 years mostly in SouthPark. Her passions include dogs, cats, wine, triathlon and her husband, Russ Gard. She is so grateful to have found her home at our SouthPark location and is at her most delighted when selecting the perfect bottle for her guests.
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