Meet the Team

Oscar A. La Fuente

Oscar A. La Fuente

Executive Chef

Born in Peru to a German mother and Spanish father, Chef Oscar’s love of cooking began at an early age while learning alongside his Grandmother. He was fortunate to be exposed to a vast array of cultural foods and flavors as a child.

During his teens, he relocated to Toronto, Canada, where the rich and diverse blend of Toronto’s population, and the limitless choices of culinary styles, solidified his desire to pursue a career in the culinary arts. Following culinary school, he won the Canadian Black Box Championship, apprenticed at the World Black Box Championship and gained valuable experience in some of the finest restaurants in Toronto.

He then moved into the hotel world and was invited to be a part of task forces opening three new hotels, the last of which was The Umstead Hotel and Spa, which became the first North Carolina Five Diamond Hotel four months after opening. Moving into Uptown Charlotte, Chef Oscar is now Executive Chef for the new Evoke restaurant.Born in Peru to a German mother and Spanish father, Chef Oscar’s love of cooking began at an early age while learning alongside his Grandmother. He was fortunate to be exposed to a vast array of cultural foods and flavors as a child.

During his teens, he relocated to Toronto, Canada, where the rich and diverse blend of Toronto’s population, and the limitless choices of culinary styles, solidified his desire to pursue a career in the culinary arts. Following culinary school, he won the Canadian Black Box Championship, apprenticed at the World Black Box Championship and gained valuable experience in some of the finest restaurants in Toronto.

He then moved into the hotel world and was invited to be a part of task forces opening three new hotels, the last of which was The Umstead Hotel and Spa, which became the first North Carolina Five Diamond Hotel four months after opening. Moving into Uptown Charlotte, Chef Oscar is now Executive Chef for the new Evoke restaurant.


Evoke

555 South McDowell StreetCharlotteNCUS

+19802375354 Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
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  • Breakfast & Lunch (M-F) 6 am - 3 pm
  • Breakfast & Lunch (Weekends) 6:30 am - 2 pm
  • Dinner (Daily) 5 pm - 10 pm
  • Bar Menu Until 11 pm
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