Blake Hartwick is the Executive Chef of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room. Blake finds his inspiration in his Southern roots and has embraced the farm to table movement using the best local ingredients in his dishes. Blake brings a modern edge to Southern classics. Blake has an extensive culinary background that includes several restaurants in Charlotte since moving here in 1993. He was with Bistro 100, Carpe Diem and Sonoma, where he served as their sous chef. In 2000 he joined Bonterra as executive chef. In 2005, John Duncan opened Ratcliffe on the Green where Blake served as their executive chef. Blake also has a few highlights along the way. He spent time in Spain between 2004 and 2006 working at the prestigious Casino de Madrid and NoDo. He also served as the Chef de Cuisine at the world renowned Four Star, Four Diamond Greenbrier Resort. In 2012, Blake cooked at the James Beard House featuring a "Taste of Charlotte" menu. Chef Hartwick was recently invited to attend the James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner in Palisades Virginia in April 2014 and hosted a dinner in the spring of 2015, as well as, representing the Carolina Panthers at the Taste of the NFL for the last two years.