TALENT: Tom Gray

  • Executive Chef & Owner
  • Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails and Town Hall Restaurants; Jacksonville, FL

Photo credit: Amy Robb

Events

  • Thursday, February 8th:  W3 Launch Party & Wine Dinner     view event
  • Friday, February 9th: Whiskey Inspired     view event
  • Saturday, February 10th: Whiskey Wine & Wildlife     view event

Story

Two Best Chef: South James Beard Award nominations (2009, 2010) haven’t tempted Chef Tom Gray to rest on his laurels – if anything they have inspired him to seek new challenges beyond the comfort zone and helped prepare him for his most creative restaurant ventures to date, namely Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at the St. Johns Town Center, and the newly opened Town Hall Restaurant in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district.

 

Moxie, which opened in the fall of 2013, showcases contemporary regional American cuisine and cocktails influenced from Gray’s southern upbringing, extensive travels, and passion for sourcing locally-grown ingredients. It is the only locally-owned and operated restaurant of its caliber built from the ground-up in the highly successful St. Johns Town Center area. Moxie was awarded the prestigious 2016 American Institute of Architects Florida “People’s Choice” award in 2016.

 

Debuting in April 2017, Town Hall is an intimate restaurant and community gathering spot for sharing good food and drink in good company. Drawing inspiration from seasonal, layered flavors and using ingredients from local farms and artisan purveyors for its menus, Town Hall also offers a selection of wines from around the world (also available for retail sale), creative wine cocktails, and Jacksonville’s finest local craft beers.

 

Gray appeared in Tastemade’s The Grill Iron I series, which also aired on The Cooking Channel, and in 2016 was a featured guest on Public Radio International’s Whad’Ya Know Show with Michael Feldman, all helping to solidify Gray’s place as one of the Southeast’s most respected chefs.

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Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife is a culinary destination weekend with collaboration between The Westin Jekyll Island, the Jekyll Island Authority and The AdFish Group.  The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation, with a mission of conservation, education and historic preservation efforts on Jekyll Island.

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