DW+ // Restaurant Design: Helping Chefs & Restaurants Bring Their Value to Life

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What inspires chefs and restaurateurs? How do they convey their vision to their design teams? And how do designers bring it to life? Join us for a discussion with some of St. Louis’s premier chefs, restaurateurs, and designers:


Gerard Craft, Owner & Executive Chef, Niche Food Group

Pastaria, Sardella, Brasserie, Niche, Taste, Cinder House at the Four Seasons

Chris Kelling, Co-owner and General Manager, Elmwood 

Matt McGuire, Owner and General Manager, Louie

Steve Savage, Owner, The Midwestern, Start Bar, and Wheelhouse

Mike Spakowski, Partner and Creative Director, Atomic Dust

Projects include Pastaria, Sardella, Cinder House, Porano, Niche, The Midwestern, Start Bar, Yellowbelly, Crazy Bowls & Wraps, and more.

David Stine, Owner and Lead Designer, David Stine Furniture

Clients include Elmwood, Louie, Sardella, The Midwestern, Rockwell, Sidney Street Café, Truffles, Balkan Treat Box, 9 Mile Garden, Strange Donuts, Gioia’s Delis, and Vitality Bowls, and more.

Eric Thoelke, President and Founder, Toky

Projects include Rockwell, Vicia, Cherokee Street, Firecracker Pizza, Hugo’s, Bailey’s Range, Hot Box Cookies, Small Batch, Shift Test Kitchen, and more.


The event includes refreshments and a tour of the David Stine Furniture woodshop and showroom.


Mitigation protocols will be enforced:


·       Masks must be worn at all times.

·       Hand sanitizing stations will be set up.

·       Seating will be properly spaced.

·       Guests will be limited to 50 people.

Please RSVP by Oct 9!