Category Archives: Team

Michelle Johnson, Office Manager

A native of Fort Worth, Michelle grew up helping in her parent’s diner in the Stockyards.  She loved every aspect of the business especially making the customers feel like they were guests in her home.  Michelle worked for Adam for

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Gabriel Palacio, Sous Chef

From a young age Gabriel started cooking with his mother and abuelita in the kitchen. This is where he first got interested in culinary arts. He developed his passion by working as a cook and a server in many different

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Meghan Goldman-Miller, Private Dining Manager

Meghan began her work in restaurants at the tender age of 15 in her hometown of Richardson, Texas, and it was during her 10-year stint with Hillstone Restaurant Group (HRG) that she developed a passion for the how and why

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Graeme Seawell, Chef de Cuisine

Although born in Hollywood, California, Graeme grew up in rural Colorado on a farm where cooking was a necessity for lack of restaurant dining options. He went on to study culinary arts at Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu before

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Lioneel Peñacerrada, sommelier

Lioneel was born in San Francisco and raised in Fort Worth. His passion for the restaurant business began at Outback Steakhouse when he was 15 years old. He began as a busboy and worked on the line in the kitchen,

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Dain “adam” jones, owner

GRACE is the culmination of Adam’s lifelong experience in the restaurant industry. Owner Dain “Adam” Jones is focused on providing the best dining experience possible for patrons. “It is never enough to have a satisfied patron,” says Jones. “I have

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Blaine staniford, executive chef

Blaine has been a rising star in the culinary world since he first gained notice at the age of 19 for becoming one of the youngest graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Following his graduation,

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Lisa Brown, General Manager

Lisa fell in love with the restaurant industry in 1988 working as a hostess in Austin while attending the University of Texas. After school, loving the intensity and fast pace of the business, Lisa joined Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and became

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