Vicky Rutledge

Chef de Cuisine

Chef Vicky was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama in a home centered around food.

After graduating from Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Miami, she worked for the Capital Grille and left as a corporate trainer. Not long after she helped opened the Lazy Goat restaurant in Greenville, SC and took over as Executive Chef within a year, earning her the 2009 "Breakout Chef to Watch"

from Esquire Magazine.

Since her return to Alabama, she has run a number of casual and fine-dining kitchens and joined our team in November of 2020.

 

Chef Vicky's cuisine has been featured in several magazines: Southern Living,

Garden & Gun, Food and Wine, and Saveur.

Jesse Jewell

General Manager and

Beverage Director

Jesse is a Birmingham native and Samford Universty gratuate.

With over a decade of experience in wine, spirits and management, Jesse opened G&G back in 2014 as the General Manager.

The eight year Army Intelligence veteran began his restaurant career after his service and hasn't looked back.

He has a passion for wine, spirits and cooking, and particularly the educational aspect of the job.

Jesse spends his free time with his wife and two sons and can often be found at Oak Mountain State Park.

Stan Reynolds

Maître D'

Stan earned his chops at the world renowned Commander's Palace in New Orleans, where he spent over two decades starting as a food runner and departing as one of the key

restaurant managers.

After Hurricane Katrina, Stan returned back to Alabama and has spent the last 15 years in restaurant management, including opening with G&G in 2014.

Stan graduated with a B.A. in Art from Auburn and is an avid painter. His watercolors adorn the walls here

at Galley & Garden.

Teri Stewart

Event Coordinator

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Teri is a graduate of Samford University.

She spent nearly 15 years in the west, beginning her fine-dining career working for James Beard award winner Michael Mina.  In Los Angeles, she spent five years at the awarded Patina Restaurant, headed by celebrity Chef Joachim Splichal.  Now back in Birmingham, Teri joined the Galley and Garden team in 2017. 

With a passion for entertaining, she loves to bring our guest’s private party visions to life.

When she is not helping others party, Teri can usually be found on a boat in the

Gulf of Mexico.

Shannon Brown

Bar Manager

Shannon grew up outside of Demopolis, AL, and has over a decade of restaurant experience including at Birmingham's Westin hotel and managing The Seahorse at the famed Ponte Vedra Club near Jacksonville, FL.

She joined the team in early 2019. Shannon curates our extensive spirits selection and uses her experience and skills to craft our Signature Cocktails list which changes both seasonally and regularly.



When you're dining with us, make sure you stop by the bar and say hello!

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