Executive Chef Drew Ward oversees food preparation for Sharon Towers’ three restaurants: Allison’s for reservation-required fine dining, Center Stage, the main dining room where residents are served lunch and dinner, and The Bistro, a 12-hour-a-day operation that serves all three meals in a casual setting.
Chef Drew’s varied menus reflect residents’ diverse tastes while maintaining Sharon Towers’ focus on health and well-being through our Balance program. Once a month, Chef Drew complements Allison’s fine dining experience with a popular chef’s tasting menu.
Chef Drew joined Sharon Towers in May 2013. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, where he worked at a variety of fine restaurants, working his way up to executive chef. In North Carolina, he has worked as executive chef and managing partner of Noble’s Grille, as well as Cantina 1511 and Mama Ricottas in Charlotte. During his tenure at Sharon Towers, Chef Drew has won a regional Iron Chef competition and beat out four semi-finalists in Morrison Community Living’s second annual national Food Fight challenge.
His cooking philosophy prioritizes quality of food and educating residents on nutrition. He values residents’ input and says something that gets to the heart of what he does day-to-day: “You’re cooking in the residents’ home.”
To learn more about Chef Drew’s creative cuisine or to arrange a visit to Sharon Towers, call 704-556-3231 or fill out our Contact Form.
"We love the many conveniences here at Sharon Towers. Our gym, pharmacy and post office are right in our back yard."
Jackie and Mark Ardis
"We actually have more freedom now at Sharon Towers than we ever had in a house. There are activities for everyone! I enjoy knitting group while Doug plays poker, bridge and attends the Bible study."
Emily (and Doug) Booth
"We feel moving to Sharon Towers was the greatest gift we could give ourselves and our children."
Jackie and Mark Ardis
"There is real cooperation and respect between Sharon Towers residents, their families and the administrative staff. Every effort is made to accommodate individual residents requests while also ensuring the best medical care and quality of life."
"Sharon Towers is a place where everyone can feel comfortable. With a calendar full of all kinds of activities, you'll be surprised how quickly you make true and abiding friends."