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5Church’s cutting edge interior design & sophisticated ambiance is the perfect setting for your next corporate, social, or charitable event. Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250 or more, our staff can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales staff for details and availability.

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  • Charleston's hyper-competitive restaurant scene has a worthy new contender

  • The menu is extensive and eclectic (lamb burgers listed next to tofu with kimchee)...

  • Inspiration Served Daily

  • ...a metropolitan chic space with huge menu serving everything from Wagyu heart of ribeye to pierogies...

  • no surprise when he earned the “Best Chef” award in 2013, 2014 and 2015

  • The Thrillist Awards: Charleston’s Best Food & Drink of 2015





  • 5 Church Charleston is one of the hottest new spots to open downtown

  • 5 Church Charleston is now open

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  • A new restaurant is opening later this year at the corner of Charleston's East Bay and North Market streets

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Meet Our Team

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Jamie LynchExecutive Chef

Jamie Lynch is one of the most coveted chefs residing in Charlotte, NC...

Alejandro TorioOwner – Marketing Director

Alejandro’s entertainment experience and his opinions on atmosphere, cuisine, and customer service...

Patrick WhalenOwner – Operator

Over a 15–year career, Patrick Whalen has earned his stripes in the hospitality business...

Ayman KamelOwner - Operator

Ayman Kamel is a Principal with MAP Management Hospitality Group...

  • Jamie Lynch

    Executive Chef

    Jamie Lynch

    Jamie Lynch is one of the most coveted chefs residing in Charlotte, NC.

    He was academically accredited in New England as a culinary artisan and he developed professional experience at 4-star restaurants including Le Cirque, Café Boulud and Aureole.

    Drawn to the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of MAP Management’s partners, Jamie is departing from his most recent position at Barrington’s Restaurant located in the South Park region of Charlotte.

    Jamie aspires to express his love and passion for flavorful dining, comfortable ambiance, and pleasant hospitality. He remarks that as the Executive Chef at 5Church he will, “develop new-American style, seasonal menus that reflect the purity of local products and advocates proper techniques of food preparation in a respectful manner.” New-American style refers to an eclectic blend of multi-cultural flavors.

  • Alejandro Torio

    Owner – Marketing Director

    Alejandro Torio

    Alejandro’s entertainment experience and his opinions on atmosphere, cuisine, and customer service are essential to MAP Management’s business model and strategic plans.

    Since moving here from NYC in January of 2010, Alejandro Torio has worked diligently to provide entertainment to Charlotte’s social scene as the form Marketing Director at Butter NC and Co-Founder of Fashion’s Night Out Charlotte. Since the late 1990’s, Alejandro has co-produced events featuring nationally recognized talent such as the Beastie Boys, Moby and DJ Mark Ronson. He also hosted weekly events at New York City hostspots including Lotus, Bed, Centro-Fly and Marquee.

    For locals, 5Church is the place where Uptown meets Plaza Midwood and Myers Park. The restaurant is an environment where residents and visitors can enjoy the combined elements of sophisticated décor, unique food, hip and friendly staff, and a varietal selection of beverages in a lively, artistic scene. Dining out should be an event experience for all meals.

  • Patrick Whalen

    Owner – Operator

    Patrick Whalen

    Over a 15–year career, Patrick Whalen has earned his stripes in the hospitality business.

    Working as a dish-washer all the way up to executive level management, Patrick has developed a service-centered style where knowledge, passion, and a drive to excel are paramount.

    After almost a decade learning the trade by working in New York City, Patrick, bound to his North Carolina roots, moved his family back South and was hired as Butter NC’s General Manager. Under his leadership, Butter NC became established as the premiere nightclub establishment in the Southeast, and received numerous awards for excellence in service.

    Guided by his entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick was in search of a strategic, collaborative partnership to open a new type of restaurant that complements his passion for good food and his detailed business acumen. Friends and former colleagues Alejandro Torio and Mills Howell expressed similar thoughts and their combined strengths led to the creation of 5Church Restaurant.

    "Most restaurants are known for one of maybe two things” Patrick says. "Some have great food, and incredible design or terrific service. Rarely do you see all three in one place. At MAP Management, it is our goal to distinguish 5Church by offering excellence in all three areas of the restaurant."

  • Ayman Kamel

    Owner - Operator

    Ayman Kamel

    Ayman Kamel is a Principal with MAP Management Hospitality Group.

    Prior to joining MAP, Ayman was the Executive of the international entertainment group Big Bowl LLC, a firm focused on growth strategies, business improvement and systems optimization within the hospitality and retail industries. Ayman previously served as an Area Director Of Operations for the Cheesecake Factory. He was instrumental in positioning the North East Region to head all regions within The Cheesecake Factory, leading all strategic development for expansion and profits. Ayman is active as an advisory and/or Board role to several hospitality companies.