Chris Raucci, Owner & Executive Chef.
Chef Chris received his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University, graduating magna cum laude, and began his professional career in Atlanta at the award-winning, four-star City Grill. He served as Executive Chef at Killer Creek Chop House, his family’s popular Italian Restaurant, Raucci’s, in Charlotte, and operated a highly successful personal chef business in Seaside, Florida. In 2003, he joined Ted’s Montana Grill as Corporate Executive Chef where he oversaw all culinary training, research and development, special events, new restaurant openings, and innovation of new menu items. Chef Chris has shared his passion and creativity with many dignitaries and friends over the years. When not at work, Chris is cooking with friends – usually with a small batch bourbon in hand.
Victoria Rothberg, Owner & General Manager.
Victoria started her hospitality career in high school in Denver, Colorado at Cucina Colore. She then attended New York University and, in addition to her studies, she worked in various capacities for B.R. Guest Restaurants. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from NYU, she accepted a role with Hillstone Restaurant Group. During her time there, she worked as a General Manager at many locations in multiple cities. In 2013, Victoria left Hillstone to join Ted’s Montana Grill in Atlanta, where she ultimately held the role of Director of Operations. Victoria is a lover of all food, hospitality, and beverage, and enjoys eating out with friends as much as she does working in the restaurant and serving her guests.
After opening multiple Ted’s Montana Grills together and sharing a passion for all aspects of the restaurant industry, Chef Chris and Victoria decided to partner up to realize their dreams. They traveled to a few cities deciding where to land their concept, and both fell in love with Nashville. After scouting for a few years, developing their concept, and testing menu items, the Sylvan Park location became available and they jumped at the opportunity to serve the surrounding community. Chris and Victoria truly are best friends as well as focused restaurant leaders, and they look forward to meeting you soon at answer.