Ken Aponte

Executive Chef

Thomas Marlow is the Executive Chef of the award-winning Mimosa Grill.  Chef Marlow was born and raised in Fairport, NY before coming to Charlotte to attend Johnson & Wales University to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and B.S. in Food Service Management.  Dedicated to artisans, farmers, and craftsmen whose passion for food creates the finest ingredients possible, Marlow has led the restaurant to Visit Charlotte’s 2016 Restaurant of the year and Food Service Magazine’s Top 100 Independent Restaurants in America.  Chef Marlow is a proud member of the Piedmont Culinary Guild and has been a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance since 2012. Marlow is also the host chef of the annual No Kid Hungry Dinner held at Mimosa Grill to raise awareness to end childhood hunger in America.