Our team of passionate professionals demonstrate an intense commitment to excellence in bringing farm fresh produts to the table with sophistication. Informally informative, should a guest wish to know more about the food at any time, Grace’s versatile combined service and kitchen staff make food culture easily accessible and never alienating.
Brought together by our love and passion for good food, good drink, and good friends, Grace is staffed with experienced, and established professionals. our team includs a highly skilled chef with a local reputation for excellence, a sommelier with extensive knowledge in fine service and a passion for curating incredible wines, a certified Cicerone or beer “sommelier” and a talented baker. We have carefully selected cooks and servers that fit into the positive work culture, bring passion and enthusiasm to the restaurant, and help to define the future of food culture in our city.
EXECUTIVE CHEF + PARTNER
Chef Angela Murphy is a Red Seal certified chef with over ten years of experience working in fine dining restaurants. Since graduating from Stratford Chef School, Angela worked at several fine dining establishments in Stratford and London. Chef Angela has developed a reputation in the London community for food excellence and commitment to farm to table, and local food advocacy. She has established strong community bonds and relationships in the restaurant community. Angela is equally passionate about providing hospitality, cooking incredible beautiful food and building a strong community to share it with.
SOMMELIER + PARTNER
Pete Annson has worked in restaurants for 17 years – everything from cleaning ashtrays at a punk bar to conducting tasting seminars at a linen tablecloth restaurant with a Wine Spectator Award of Distinction. His certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers came after years of self-directed study. He is on a mission to demystify wine and make the city of London as excited about it as he is.
BAR MANAGER + CICERONE
Lauren is a professional server and bartender who has been working in the industry for over ten years. She has worked in a variety of different settings which give her a unique perspective when it comes to service. Lauren fell in love with beer working at Beertown and became a homebrewer. She left Beertown to work at the less corporate Pub Milos and while working there achieved her status as a certified Cicerone or beer “sommelier”. She is thrilled to be a part of the Grace team where she is implementing her creativity and management skills while curating a dynamic cocktail and beer program. Lauren is a perfectionist with a precise attention to detail, a brilliant creative mind and is an invaluable addition to our management team.
Roger has a passion for baking artisanal breads and making mouth watering pastries. Roger has worked at some of Canada’s top restaurants including The Church in Stratford ON, The Berlin, in Kitchener ON, and The Fogo Island Inn, NL. In London, Roger works closely with Executive Chef Angela Murphy helping to develop a robust bread and pastry program. Roger is heading the pastry department at Grace due to his uncompromising perfectionism in the kitchen.