by Susan Ellis
Catherine and Mary’s, named for chefs Hudman and Ticer’s grandmothers - Catherine Chiozza and Mary Spinosa - will feature pastas, open fire cooking, and an ambience inspired by The Chisca’s historic interior. The two plan to bring to the downtown market the same vision and service that have made their East Memphis eateries successful.
“A partnership with Chase and Chance Carlisle for our first downtown project perfectly fits our priority to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Memphis,” said Michael Hudman, co-executive chef and owner of Catherine & Mary’s. Andrew Ticer, co-executive chef and owner of Catherine & Mary’s continued, ”We felt kindred spirits in both the Carlisles, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be involved in The Chisca, particularly with it being so steeped in the story of Memphis and the city’s music.”
The entire EnjoyAM restaurant group will collaborate on Catherine & Mary’s. Hudman and Ticer have tapped Chef Ryan Jenniges, former Chef de Cuisine of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, to run the kitchen upon his return from serving as a month-long stagiaire in Bergamo, Italy. The front of house team, made up of Operations Director, Matt Farmer, Wine Director, Ryan Radish, and Beverage Director, Nick Talarico, will create the service, wine, beer, and cocktail lists to round out the experience.
Ever mindful of their community, Hudman and Ticer will continue to work with local farms, such as Hana Farm, Woodson Ridge Farms for their produce and Newman’s Farm and Claybrook Farms for their meats, sourced and cut through Porcellino’s Craft butcher.