KEY PERSONNEL

TOMMY GEORGE, FOUNDER & OWNER

A Charlotte native, Tommy founded P&P with his wife, Debbie, in 1992, and has poured his passion and personality into the business model since day one. Creative, curious, and compassionate, Tommy's taste and down-to-earth persona is our guiding ethos. Tommy is passionate about environmentalism, economic justice, historic building renovation, and music — all of which are reflected in the Pasta & Provisions DNA. He is also a wild mushroom forager, a hospice volunteer, a runner, and a lifelong traveler.

DYLAN GEORGE, GENERAL MANAGER

DYLAN GEORGE, GENERAL MANAGER
The middle of the Georges' three sons, Dylan joined the family business after graduating from Appalachian State in 2012 and a stint with local wine importer CHL specializing in Italian wine. With infectious people skills and a vision for the future of the company, Dylan is now the driving force of P&P. He lives near the Park Rd. shop in Charlotte's Madison Park neighborhood with his wife Sarah, a speech therapist, daughter Mary Grace and their dog Charles.

BRENT MARTIN, CATERING CHEF

Originally from Buffalo (go Bills), Brent has been a staple in the Charlotte restaurant scene for more than a decade, with stints at The Pewter Rose, The Summit Room, and Porcupine Provisions, to name a few. He joined P&P in 2016, as the company was scaling up to begin offering dine-in menus at the Park Rd. — and now Mint St.  locations.

AGUSTIN ORTEZ, PASTA MAKER

A native of El Salvador, Agustin fled his home country's horrific civil war in the early '80s and ended up in Boston, working alongside Tommy at Capone Foods. Shortly after P&P opened, Agustin contacted his old colleague and inquired about moving with his family down to the Queen City. After 29 years with the company, he still touches almost every piece of pasta we make — except during his annual visit home to El Salvador.

OSCAR FLORES

Oscar is also a refugee of El Salvador's civil war and came to P&P through mutual contacts with Agustin in 1993. Anyone who has been a longtime customer knows and loves Oscar, who never stops smiling and can often be heard laughing in the kitchen while preparing the next day's fresh focaccia dough.

Stephen

IN LOVING MEMORY OF STEPHEN GEORGE, "THE ONLY" (1961-2003)

Tommy's younger brother Stephen, a graduate of Johnson and Wales in Providence, RI, was P&P's first chef in the '90s, and recipes he developed are still in use in our kitchens today. Look closely around our original Providence Rd. location and you'll spot the objets d'art he was known to acquire (such as a rare original painting by his friend, sushi chef Ru San) and even one of his own "melted phone" artworks. Suffering from bipolar disorder, Stephen died by suicide in his adopted hometown of Key West on October 3, 2003. His memory inspires us every day and his outsize influence will forever remain at the heart of Pasta & Provisions.