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. Chef Thomas is a Certified Executive Chef, and has worked for the Hyatt Corporation, the PGA Tour, and Corporate Clubs of America. When he isn't serving up his vision at the Main Street Bistro, Chef Thomas enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball. He has a lovely wife Coliesta, 4 beautiful daughters, two son-in-laws, and two handsome grandsons that take after their Grandpa.
With a chef in the family, food is very close to the heart. As a local, family-owned and operated restaurant we make sure that love for our neighborhood and our passion for food goes into every bite. As we say in our family "if you love someone tell them with food". We aim to share that love with historic Monroe, NC by carefully crafting delicious and locally sourced dishes to our neighborhood, and our guests. We hope that each visit to Main Street Bistro, not only fills your belly but warms your heart.
Our Mission: A good mission is a simple one. Good food. Great drinks. Better company.
Our Motto: If you love someone, tell them with food.