POLITE AS FUCK.

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We’re a group of like-minded individuals brought together by a shared pursuit:
progressing the social landscape of San Diego for the better.

We set out to create not restaurants and bars, but public gathering spaces that help cultivate our neighborhoods through the fostering of creativity, dialogue, questions and conversations. More than houses for innovative menus and handcrafted drinks, our projects are meant to be incubators for meaningful interaction.

Though each of our concepts has a unique identity, at the core of every property are a focus on quality-driven products and a social environment built to encourage the sharing of ideas. CH Projects comprises twelve distinct concepts — Craft & Commerce, Ironside, El Dorado, Noble Experiment, Neighborhood, Underbelly, Polite Provisions, Soda & Swine, False Idol, PTY, Born and Raised, & Raised by Wolves  — all driven by a similar philosophy that substantive conversation and connection are at the heart of any decent society.

We’re not interested in trends, importing or recreating another city’s ethos, or becoming “the next big” anything; our vision is neither rented nor revolutionary. Our goal is deceptively simple: to contribute to the dynamic and culture of the city, elevate communication, and cultivate memorable experiences.

Down to the smallest detail, we believe in every single thing we sell. The things we do not offer (vodka, televisions, ketchup) don’t signify a void or an arrogance, but rather a conscious decision to create a superior experience in their absence—a more flavorful cocktail, a more thoughtful dialogue, an informed connection between patron and place. We only share what we’re passionate about.

Anyone can serve food for a price, relying on exhausted contemporary designations like “farm-to-table” and “mixologist.” Our business is not restaurants or even the bottom line; it’s hospitality, a convivial and open reception of patrons that become friends. Feeling connected to an enterprise and its success begins with feeling welcome and comfortable. We aim to instill a strong sense of organic pride and ownership in our employees, as well as our patrons. CH Projects is not about being all things to all people; from our staff to our diners to our local partners, everyone is making a conscious decision to be here.

We’re glad you’re here.

jon francese

dane danner

ted smith

jeff midlam

frank mcgrath

mariano rayon

daniel orta estrada

phillip esteban

reese honse

kimberly lewis

rachel clark

mike reidy

rachel davis

antoine czarnecka

rafael peterson

jason mcleod

marie thomasset

tony guan

kennedy

elizabeth olson

marshall stanton

arsalun tafazoli

anthony schmidt

richard larson

christopher burkett

real people, do real things.

We're always looking for good people that can teach us something. Working together is always better than working apart. If you think you have something to contribute, reach out.

Work with us