Our Team | The Pump House | Rock Hill, SC

Meet our Executive Chef, Michael Griswold. 


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.