LOGAN EVANS, General Manager
A Harrisonburg native, Logan has worked for the past 10 years in serving, bartending and management at finer dining restaurants in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, including as General Manager at Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse and 219 An American Bistro. Logan is a Level 1 sommelier and specializes in integrating customer satisfaction with employee teamwork and attention to detail with a hands-on approach with both his staff as well as the guests at LC&GH.
COLIN AUCKERMAN, Executive Chef
A Shenandoah Valley native, Executive Chef Colin Auckerman brings an authentic desire to utilize and celebrate the valley and Virginia sourced products for our cuisine. Chef Auckerman has spent 12 years honing his craft in restaurants from West Virginia to the great Shenandoah Valley area, with the majority being farm-to-table concepts. Colin is no stranger to the Local Chop & Grill House, having been on our team in 2012, he now returns to head up our culinary team as of June 2018. Having a passion for local ingredients, Colin has built respected relationships with many farmers and producers. He brings a unique, understated and authentic style to the Local Chop & Grill House.
JACOBY DINGES, Executive Pastry Chef
A local of the Valley, Jacob Dinges had humble beginnings with a degree in Culinary Arts from a local vocational school, Tripplet Tech. Shortly after graduating, Jacoby attended the Culinary Institute of America to hone his skills in pastry baking and service management. Shortly thereafter, Jacoby took his talent abroad to Saarbrucken, Germany where he worked constructing intricate dishes for a three Michelin star restaurant, Gästehaus Klaus Erfort. After enjoying his time abroad, Jacoby returned to the Valley and worked as the lead Pastry Chef for Bella Gelato, before coming to the both the Joshua Wilton House and the LC&GH in October of 2018. We are happy to have Jacoby join our team; his desserts express an elegance and refinement, with a familiar, southern charm our guests will love!
PAUL GUNDERSON, Head Bartender
A transplant from the West Coast, Paul has quickly immersed himself in the Virginia lifestyle. A bartender of fourteen years, he has honed his skills these last four years in the Shenandoah Valley. His passion for mixology comes through in his drinks and the history behind them.