Our Team

 

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Chris Johnson, General Manager

Chris Johnson, General Manager


Michael Griswold, Executive Chef

Michael Griswold, Executive Chef

Executive Chef


Born and raised in Charlotte, Michael Griswold started cooking at the age of 15.  After falling in love with the craft, he obtained his culinary degree after cooking for 7 years. Throughout his career he has opened 9 different restaurants, garnering invaluable experience along the way.  With Chef Gene Briggs and Tom Condron as his main inspirations, Michael got his first big opportunity as Sous Chef of Cafe' Monte upon their opening before moving on to pursue the role of Executive Chef at Midtown's Vivace.  He then moved to Napa on Providence for the same roll and now calls The Pump House home.


Griswold (affectionately called "Grizz") is making his mark on traditional southern cooking by creating some of his favorites with a twist.  His traditional style and technique are specialized in French and Italian cuisine. Everyday he inspires his team with his attention to detail and never quit work ethic.

    


Alana was born in Sioux City, Iowa, but grew up in Charlotte. She attended High School at Myers Park and College at Appalachian State. Waiting tables in college ignited her passion for the hospitality industry.

 

As a member of Charlotte Chamber, Hospitality & Tourism Alliance and York County Chamber, she has built a strong network of corporate and social partnerships. With over 10 years of industry experience in event planning and sales, Alana is perfectly suited to manage any budget or party idea for our restaurant.

 

Her other interests include networking events, travel, yoga, and Panthers football. If you have the pleasure of meeting her, she is personable and loves to meet new people.
 

Alana Allen, Sales Director

Alana Allen, Sales Director