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About Choplin’s

Choplin’s Restaurant opened its doors in 2010, fulfilling Wes Choplin’s lifelong dream of owning a fresh local eatery in his home state of North Carolina. Chef Wes continues to uphold the highest standards in every area of the restaurant business; a promise he made to himself once he obtained his lifelong dream. He is very hands-on, from purchasing the best produce and spices from North Carolina farmers to curating the freshest seafood caught from the Gulf Stream to the North Atlantic coast. The high quality hand-cut steaks are always tender and prepared to precision. 

Beverage options include carefully curated vintage wine selections from around the world as well as local micro-brewed beers. Choplin's Restaurant by Wes Choplin has been perfectly blended into a modern Steak & Seafood Restaurant wherein even the most demanding clientele are able to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere yet guaranteed a world class dining experience.

Choplin's Restaurant is a family owned and operated Steak & Seafood Restaurant. From the servers, kitchen staff, including members of the community, collectively they have successfully built Choplin's Restaurant.

Chef Wes Choplin

Culinary Institute of American Logo Executive Chef and Owner

Chef Wesley E. Choplin graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1997. Chef Wes, as he is fondly known in the industry, has been a sought after chef from his early years at Pinehurst Country Club. He quickly became popular for his "outside the box" mentality and later being recruited by many of North Carolina's best restaurants the last 25 years, ultimately becoming the renowned Chef that he is today. His passion for being a culinary artist is truly unmatched. With Anthony Bourdaine's mentorship at CIA, Chef Wes Choplin has surpassed and achieved many of his culinary goals and received awards for his talent and community service throughout North Carolina. Today, he is the Executive Chef and Owner of Choplin's Restaurant, a true institute, 14 years strong in the Lake Norman area which has gained popularity in the many surrounding cities.

"I'm lucky I get to do what I love everyday. I'm humbled and blessed that my passion has allowed me to fulfill my purpose along this journey." -Chef Wes 

Our Team

Notable for being one of the pioneers in promoting and developing presence in numerous lifestyle brands in Asia, Faith Amigo-Choplin began her brand building journey when she won the Miss Philippines title at the age of 23. Winning the title paved the way to Faith becoming a brand ambassador to numerous global brands.

She became the first Asian brand ambassador for the Swedish Vodka brand, Absolut Vodka. While in Stockholm, having to travel throughout Asia and Europe, this paved the way along Faith’s journey, working alongside CEOs, Presidents and other Ambassadors to some of the world’s leading brands.

She debuted her modeling career shortly after which opened other doors, including becoming the Philippine representative for the Miss World competition in Germany, receiving many awards.

Upon her return, she was offered a Radio DJ position with iHeartMedia and became the #1 radio show in the Philippines. She worked with iHeartMedia for 5 years then moved on to MTV Asia as a VJ and TV Host catapulting Faith’s career into a sought after product endorser, which ultimately developed her skills in brand development.

Faith has been an entrepreneur since she was a little girl under her parents' mentorship through their family owned business. With a degree in Business Management and her experiences along the way, Faith was able to build relationships both in the business and social sectors in Manila, Hong Kong, New York and today, back to her childhood roots of Charlotte, NC, where she has transcended from a career in radio and television to creating, designing and building new business opportunities for Choplin's Restaurant.

Faith's strengths blend perfectly with Chef Wes' culinary artistry. Her strong relationship skills, brand developing and marketing background has been a pivotal addition in the growth of the Choplin’s Restaurant brand today.

"Getting a front row seat of Wes' dreams everyday and seeing Choplin's Restaurant today is humbling and inspiring. The seeds Wes has planted through the years and now sowing, is a true testament to his hard work and dedication, never giving up on his dreams and living out his purpose. I'm honored to do life with someone I admire, respect and love because it makes the journey all the more sweeter to know that Wes and the entity he has built, is doing what it's supposed to be doing. And to have a supporting role for a team who's value system is deeply rooted and driven by doing good deeds gives me a feeling of pride that is incalculable." -Faith