In the midst of pursuing our culinary career together a few things became evident. Above all, food is a common language — everyone has to eat. So why not do it well? The second thing was a conviction for supporting local. This means local farmers, local retailers and local restaurants. We began to realize that what you eat says a lot about you. The third thing is to let the ingredients shine. Start with a quality product and don’t mess it up. Finally, the fourth thing: we kinda like beer.
All of this led us to Columbus Park. In December 2013 we purchased Happy Gillis cafe & hangout and moved into the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City, MO with our three children. Living and working in the same community seemed like a true fit. Happy Gillis afforded us the chance to live out what we believe.