Ben has been with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Southpark since 2014. He began his Ruth’s journey as head bartender before moving into an operations role. For almost 15 years, Ben’s passion for hospitality has taken him from Minnesota to Milwaukee, Miami to Asheville and finally, to the Queen City of Charlotte, NC. A level 1 Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Ben’s affinity for hospitality, fine wine and food is apparent as he gives our guests the best steakhouse experience they have ever had. You can find Ben walking the dining room for every shift, speaking with guests and providing world-class hospitality to everyone who enters our restaurant.
Inspired by his grandmother’s natural ability in the kitchen and the love she put into everything she prepared, Chef Chase Gomez’s love for cooking grew organically. Between his natural passion for food and his travels around the world, he was motivated to learn more about the industry and completed his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University. Chef Gomez, being in the business for 15 years, still loves the career he chose.
He enjoys the envi¬ronment of the kitchen and excels in problem-solving. “Don’t give me a problem, give me a solution,” he says. One thing Gomez always needs in his kitchen is great team members to work with him and be a part of his team. While Ruth’s Chris may be a franchise, it never feels like one to Chef Gomez—being locally owned and operated by Jeff and Paula Conway makes it feel like a family-owned business.
Kristen Brodosi grew up in Hickory, North Carolina with a big family. She completed basic studies at the local community college before obtaining her BA in Psychology at UNC Wilmington. While completing her degree she helped open the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, where she was a part of the bar staff for 2 1/2 years. She then moved to Charlotte to further her education. It was there that she earned her MBA in Business and Marketing at Strayer University. While in school she became a part of the Ruth’s Chris & Napa franchises here in Charlotte. Kristen brings over 8 years experience and knowledge of wines & hosting private events in the Charlotte area. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies and football, and expanding her knowledge of wine and craft beer.