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The Watertower Cafe



Ownership & Structure

The Watertower is a privately held limited liability corporation wholly owned by David N. Patton IV(80%) and the Historic District Development Corporation (20%).


Management Team

David N. Patton IV – Owner and General Manager: Mr. Patton worked for 6 years as the Dean of Students for Emory University School of Law. While working at Emory, he was responsible for special event planning and catering, particularly related to student centered events. Mr. Patton is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Historic District Development Corporation, an organization devoted to the redevelopment of the properties and neighborhood surrounding Atlanta’s Martin Luther King National Historic Site and Preservation District. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Atlanta Executive Network, a 1,000+ member business organization in Atlanta, and the past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Prior to his position at Emory, Mr. Patton worked as an attorney for a Cincinnati, Ohio-based law where he specialized in litigation and small business development. Mr. Patton received his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1991 and his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1988. Mr. Patton put himself through college working in a casual dining establishment in the Virginia Highland neighborhood in the late 1980s.

The following potential managers are under consideration for employment

Nicolas Godebert – Chef: Mr. Godebert is currently the Executive Chef of the Chanteclair Restaurant, St. Martin, F.W.I. He has been in this position since 1997. Prior to this appointment, he was the sous-chef at Dessirier Restaurant, Paris, France and the sous-chef for the Raphael Hotel Restaurant, Paris, France. He received his apprenticeship and cooking school certificate from the Sous l’Olivier Restaurant and the Ecole de Paris des Metiers de la Table in 1993, respectively.

Cristina Brito – Manager: Ms. Brito, currently a food and beverage supervisor for the Westin Atlanta North hotel, received her start in the hotel and restaurant business in Recife-PE/ Brazil. At the Mar Hotel, she was responsible for the sales and marketing of a five-star establishment. She maintained extensive contact with corporate clients, thus requiring her to speak English, French, Italian, and Portuguese fluently. Ms. Brito has extensive experience in Atlanta’s catering industry dating from 1988, as well as experience as a chef.

Personnel Table

2020 2021 2022
Owner $48,000 $48,960 $49,939
Chef $36,000 $36,720 $37,454
Manager $30,000 $30,600 $31,212
Sous Chef/ Line Cook (2) $55,200 $55,200 $55,200
Assistant Manager / Senior Server (2) $45,984 $46,904 $47,842
Baristas / Bartenders (4) $86,400 $88,128 $89,892
Servers (5) $90,000 $91,800 $93,635
Dishwashers/ Bussers (5) $72,000 $73,440 $74,910