Ted Dorsey managing partner

Ted was raised in the kitchens of family owned restaurants. After graduating from Le Cordon Blue, he launched his career at Mise en Place. He moved up to Executive Sous Chef at Chez Bryce and eventually went on to develop menus for Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club, Boca Kitchen Bar & Market and Copperfish Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar. Prior to striking out on his own, Chef Ted oversaw all dining and bar facilities at Hotel Zamora including the revered Castile Restaurant. In 2015 he partnered with Jason and brought to life The Mill.

Jason Griffin managing partner

Jason has been involved in restaurants since the age of 12. He expanded his skill while working for the great OSI restaurant powerhouse. It was there he discovered his true passion for the service industry and made it his career. After OSI Jason partnered with a group that developed gourmet pizza establishments, on a chance encounter he met the highly esteemed Chef Ted Dorsey and they immediately formed the D&G Restaurant Group. The two have worked tirelessly to introduce their first of many concepts, The Mill Restaurant. Jason is a firm believer in “Doing it Well is Better Than Well Said.”BF

Tim Guzinski consultant

With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Tim has opened numerous properties and trained thousands of service employees all around the globe. These experiences have allowed him to master the fine art of service and operations as well as provide effective leadership training to his teams. Tim is overseeing the initial opening of The Mill ensuring a stable and efficient environment before moving on to the next concept project for D&G Restaurant Group.

Ryan Pines director of beverage

Ryan is a Bartender, Craft cocktail creator, and Beverage director with over 12 years of industry experience. He has a strong passion for his bar with a focus on the modern and classic style cocktails it produces. Ryan loves being behind the bar, getting to know each customer and finding the perfect cocktail for their unique tastes. His favorite thing to hear is "make me something..."

Wookie West executive chef

Zach discovered his passion for cooking at a young age. He started his culinary journey in world of fast casual pizza stores. From his early days he has worked his way up in some of the most successful kitchens in the greater Tampa area. Upon meeting Chef Ted Dorsey, Zach expanded his skills exponentially and aided in the opening of Boca Bar Kitchen Market. Stepping up to Executive Chef at Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club and eventually instrumental in the opening of Castille Restaurant.