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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 is a focus on quality-driven products and a social environment built to encourage the sharing of ideas. CH Projects comprises multiple distinct concepts — Craft & Commerce, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Noble Experiment, Neighborhood, Underbelly, Polite Provisions, Fortunate Son, False Idol, Part Time Lover, Born And Raised, Raised By Wolves, Morning Glory, The Invigatorium, J & Tony’s Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Warehouse, Youngblood, Seneca Trattoria, and The Reading Club. Every CH project is 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 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.

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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.

lamar kumangai

chiara barbagallo

cj cnossen

danielle van steen

yara lamers

charleen sandoval

rachel davis

froiya cabrera-lopez

james rodgers


baylea morgan

ted smith

natalie sawyer

adriana avila

caitlin santone

jon francese

rafael espinosa

ewan bennie

macey crowe

evan schwimmer

anthony schmidt

fernando guzman

jack reynolds

anthony bautista

josh mayhew

kelly bisbee

sarah block

amayrani franco

dane danner

tim sanchez

hillary hestead

shannon partrick

guy wilson

keivon dashti

arely chavez

miguel higuera

steve slack

joe burson-ryan

joel cammett

ruben ornelas

fernando loredo sanchez

josef eberhardt

alicia perry

clint martin

valeria murrieta

chris arzola

arsalun tafazoli

alison mcgrath

brent miyanaga

brian eastman

jordan beall

mackenzie morineau

taylor leage

eric porter

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.

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