Alex Spencer

Years of Participation

Executive Chef Alex Spencer has worked for the 5th Street Group for over five years. Chef Alex worked at Church and Union Charlotte before moving down to the Low Country. She has been working at Church and Union Charleston for the last 3 years. She started out as a Sous Chef and worked her way up and was promoted to Executive Chef last year.

She studied at the Art Institute of Austin culinary school and received a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management before taking a position at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and ultimately Church and Union.

Spencer is passionate about growing her team’s culinary skills while cooking and learning side-by-side with them. She describes her personal cooking style as “comfort food” and aspires with every dish to make her customers feel something. She is inspired by local ingredients and the opportunity to bring a fresh experience to each dish she cooks. Spencer's current favorite creations on the Church and Union Charleston menu include the Lamb Ragu, Wagyu Tataki, and Wedge Salad.