Executive Chef Thomas Card
Prior to joining Counting House in early 2017, Thomas Card worked as executive sous chef at The Fearrington House Inn under the direction of James Beard Foundation Best Chef semifinalist Colin A. Bedford, where he helped manage all of the property’s restaurants ranging from banquets and catering to casual and fine dining. During his tenure, the Fearrington House Restaurant was named one of the “100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016” by OpenTable diners. With over 18 years of experience in the restaurant industry, his resume also includes time at the Umstead Hotel and Spa. Card is excited to become a part of Durham’s dynamic community of restaurants and to continue to work with local producers and ingredients from the region.
Food and Beverage Director Joe Leftin
Joe Leftin joined 21c Museum Hotels in 2012 and has held management positions at both Metropole at 21c Cincinnati and Proof on Main at 21c Louisville. Joe brings with him 18 years of experience from all across the restaurant industry. Whether serving up pints as a bartender at a hole in the wall Irish pub, working as a craft beer distributer or earning his Certified Sommelier designation with the Master Court of Sommeliers, Joe is nerdy about all things wine, beer and hospitality. His passion shines as he works to create memorable dining experiences for each Counting House guest.