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 The Mill to life.
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.
Director of Operations
Brady has been working in the world of hospitality for nearly 30 years. He was born and raised in Minnesota. In 2006 he and his family had the opportunity to move to sunny Fl with a franchise group associated with Famous Daves BBQ. “I have worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years in assorted concepts and positions. It took me that long to finally meet and accept a position with Jason Griffin and Ted Dorsey. I couldn’t be happier. All I can say is stay strong, keep focused and be honest and you will find that place you can call your work home. For me that place is The Mill Restaurant.”
Director of Finance
Nicole, a Montana native, moved to the Tampa Bay area in the spring of 2013. Initially hired as an Administrative Assistant for Caledon Concepts, with her strict attention to detail and affinity for numbers it did not take her long to assimilate into the position of Accounting Assistant as well. With well over four years of restaurant accounting under her belt, The Mill is a natural fit for Nicole and she is thrilled to be part of such an accomplished, creative team.