Our Story



 Chef Thomas has been an avid cook his entire life.  He proudly served in the US Army, as an E-4 Food Service Specialist.  After the military,  he attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Thomas is a Certified Executive Chef, and has worked for the Hyatt Corporation, the PGA Tour, and Corporate Clubs of America.

Chef Thomas is a pretty good golfer, and a heckuva softball player, having played for 30+ years.  Next to cooking, softball is his biggest passion.



When he isn't playing softball or whipping up the best breakfast or lunch in Monroe, NC, Chef Thomas enjoys spending time with his family. He has a lovely wife, 4 beautiful daughters, two son-in-laws and a grandson that's the best looking boy you'll ever see (takes after his Grandpa).  

With a chef in the family, food is very close to the heart. As a local, family-owned and operated diner, we make sure that love for our city and our passion for food goes into every bite. 

We hope that each visit to The Monroe Grill, located in the historic Midway BBQ building, not only fills your belly but warms your heart. 

So stop by, grab a bite, and meet the family!

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The Monroe Grill

723 North Charlotte Avenue, Monroe, North Carolina 28110, United States

(980) 210-3057


Open today

09:00 am – 06:00 pm


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