About This Spot
When asked about the overarching theme of the endeavor, Brock answers “I wanted to create a place where I’d want to work for the rest of my life. A place where we all leave happier and healthier.” Prevalent in the restaurant’s cuisine is many of Brock’s deepest passions including his heritage growing up in the rural South, Appalachian cuisine, his love of Japanese culture, and the traditions impressed on him by his grandmother, who is also the restaurant’s namesake. These themes are reflected in Audrey’s offerings, including a 5-course experience with a focus on organic, biodynamic, and sustainable producers to provide all food and beverage. More than just a restaurant, Brock intends to push the limits of deliciousness through Audrey with the most state-of-the-art, food-focused research and development lab he has ever had at his disposal. Attention is also spotlighted on education and personal development through dedicated classroom and research spaces filled with his book collection, mentorship programs, a podcast recording studio, and more – all found within Audrey. Certainly not least, special care is also taken to become a modern model of restaurant operations with a focus on employee wellbeing – mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially – which can be seen through the implementation of paying 75 percent of employee benefits, staff programming, living wages, an on-site wellness room, and continued education.