Already well-known for his fine dining prowess, Chef Eric Greenspan created his first menu for The Foundry on Melrose to make his deliciousness accessible to everyone. Eric began by transforming his cheese plate into a sandwich, filled with taleggio cheese, raisin walnut bread, apricot caper puree, and beef short rib, that would be soon be dubbed THE CHAMP and be featured in media outlets ranging from the New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning to LA Weekly. When Alton Brown and the Food Network declared The Champ the #3 comfort food in America, it was clear the sandwich needed a home of its own.
Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese is a chef-driven experience with quick service pricing. Designed by Spacecraft, family-friendly, we offer a delicious variety of sandwiches, alongside healthy salad options, hand crafted sodas and Americana desserts. We are available for catering, private parties, and craft incredible individual experiences that you will never forget.
Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese was founded by Eric Greenspan, Jim Hustead, Sarah Szalavitz and Scott Watson. Shortly thereafter, Eric and Jim started the Foundation Hospitality Group and recruited Jay Perrin to join our team.
We are all incredibly excited to be able to bring our favorite comfort food to the world at large.
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Eric Greenspan graduated both from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris; he has trained with celebrated chefs including Alain Ducasse, David Bouley, and Joachim Splichal.
While Executive Chef at the renowned Patina he was named one of Angeleno Magazines “Eight Hot Chefs”, and his kitchen garnered both a 27/30 rating and a “Top French Restaurant” from Zagat. 944 Magazine recognized Eric as one of the “Most Buzzworthy Chefs in America” and notably, with respect to this latest venture, Eric won the 2008 Grilled Cheese Invitational. In addition, Eric defeated Bobby Flay on the Food Networks popular “Iron Chef” television program.
Eric opened the acclaimed The Foundry on Melrose (recognized by Conde Naste as “Best New Restaurant.”), is the Executive Chef and owner of The Roof On Wilshire, participates in national pop ups under the El Ñosh Latin/Jewish Delicatessen brand, and now will operate, the first of his long awaited chain, Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese.