Ted was raised in the kitchens of family owned restaurants. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, 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.
Originally from New Jersey where I began my hospitality career in a Chick Fil A, quickly moving my through many positions in different restaurants as busboy, dishwasher, server, and bartender. Got a glimpse of fine dining through working in Atlantic city’s casinos while going to school, and finished my New Jersey bartending career at one of the fastest paced, best fine dining restaurant/ nightclubs right on the Jersey Shore. Once I moved to Florida, I acquired my Level 1 Sommelier certification while managing a Restaurant and Wine bar. Here I was able to experiment and hone my skills behind the bar and really use my creativity in crafting drink lists, leading me to be recognized for some of my creations. After helping open a second location and expanding the original, I moved my talents over to the monster that is Disney, and was a part of the opening managing team for a celebrity chef owned restaurant. All this hard work has led me to be a part of the award winning Mill Restaurant where I can continue to grow and help expand the brand.
Brandon was born and raised on the east coast of Massachusetts and lived there until he was 14 years old. He moved with his family when the relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2003. After graduation from High School he moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida. After finishing school and staying in Tampa for a few more years, Brandon moved back to St. Petersburg in the summer of 2014. A year later, and about a month after opening The Mill in downtown St Pete, Brandon joined The Mill family as a server assistant. After a few months of hard work, he was promoted to a Server at the restaurant. Brandon continued to work hard for The Mill and was eventually made a front of house manager and then became the General Manager of the St Petersburg location. “I am so grateful to be working with such a talented and passionate group of individuals. We really are one big Mill Family.”