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Core 450 – Behind The Name

Cherokee Valley Golf Course and Club owner, Matt Jennings dreamed of Core 450 before he and his uncle bought the course. Matt, a seasoned entrepreneur, and golf course management professional, had seen the value a premier dining venue added to the family club experience from his days in Ohio. He knew it would work because he oversaw a similar development. Matt had a passion for a place where families, couples, individuals, business people, and golfers could converge and experience a real sense of community in a casual, family friendly dining venue.  Not long after purchasing Cherokee Valley Course and Club, Matt brought Executive Chef, Todd Warden on board to develop an innovative, full-service gathering place like no other in the Upstate.

Chef Todd studied under James Beard award-winning chef, Bob Kinkead. He has cooked for Julia Childs, Thomas Keller, Hollywood Stars, and former Presidents. He believes that food is a celebration and he loves for people to gather in the kitchen like they are at a friend’s party. And that became the starting point for a restaurant like no other in the Upstate, an open kitchen that not only invites, but welcomes patrons to gather around the kitchen as much as they desire. Imagine dining alone, with a friend/business contact, your spouse, or family and being in the kitchen! Core 450 is intimate, communal, fun-filled dining at its best.

The design and layout at every turn bring the ambiance of inviting conversations between friends and family.  Whether you are conducting a business meeting, gathering with family, or friends the venue invites you and welcomes everyone.  It is a place to gather and be as connected, or disconnected as you prefer to be.

Imagine engaging the chef or kitchen staff on why they do something a certain way.  Dining outside and taking in breathtaking views from the Foothills, or meeting with a golfing partner after a great round on a championship level course.  All of this and more awaits prospective patrons of Core 450.

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