Tim fell in love with the culinary arts and food at a young age, especially during his visit to Europe. Naturally, he started his career early in the foodservice industry and eventually in hospitality management. With years of experience, he joined the Ruth’s Chris team in 2015 at the Beverage Director where he continues to pursue his passion for food, wine and people. Tim’s passion for management, team training and the restaurant service industry made him the ideal candidate for our newest General Manager position.
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.