Thrillist names Chef Mel from Foundation Social Eatery one of Atlanta’s Best Chefs of 2016

Thrillist names Chef Mel from Foundation Social Eatery one of Atlanta’s Best Chefs of 2016

From Mike Jordan, thrillist.com

It’s been more than two years since Foundation opened past the perimeter on 400N, but if you were there at the beginning you remembered your meal, and wondered why something so tasty was on the Norcross side of the highway instead of ITP — or at least off Canton St in Roswell’s Downtown district. Well, that’s because Chef Mel has whipped up excellence during stints at Bacchanalia, Woodstock gem Century House Tavern, and places outside the Atlanta area including stints at heralded NYC restaurant Daniel.

Toledo is now an owner of FSE, and he uses Foundation to mix casual flair (don’t be surprised if music from Gorillaz plays while you bite into that crispy octopus appetizer) with high-quality food packing immense flavor. The fact that he can push such consistent delicious meals from his open kitchen while the management and staff of Foundation offer reliably solid service to customers means Roswell residents better cherish this guy.

Photo courtesy of Foundation Social Eatery

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