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Lou Rook

Executive Chef Lou Rook III

Executive Chef Lou Rook III

Lou Rook III is the executive chef at Annie Gunn’s. Lou joined Annie Gunn’s in October of 1993 after the Great Flood of ‘93. Under his 26 year leadership the restaurant has earned many accolades, among them are three James Beard Award Nominations. Many of our legendary recipes can be found in his famous cookbook, “Rook Cooks” Simplicity at it’s finest.

Glenn Bardgett

Wine Director Glenn Bardgett, CS, CSW

Wine Director Glenn Bardgett, CS, CSW

Glenn has been in the wine business since his days studying wine at the University of Hawaii. He has been with Annie Gunn’s and the Smoke House Market since 2001. His wine program is a two time James Beard Award National Semi-Finalist and the Annie Gunn’s Wine List has received the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for 17 consecutive years. He is an active wine judge in regional, national and international competitions and is well known for his choice of pants.

Ryan

Hospitality Manager Ryan Krassinger

Hospitality Manager Ryan Krassinger

Ryan has had an impressive career working around top restaurants in St. Louis. His passion for guest experience is always in the forefront of his mind.

Mike Veninga

Hospitality Manager Mike Veninga

Hospitality Manager Mike Veninga

A 25 year veteran of the St. Louis restaurant scene. Mike has been with Annie Gunn’s for 15 years.

Hospitality Manager Kelly McDevitt-Robbins

Hospitality Manager Kelly McDevitt-Robbins

We are pleased to welcome Kelly McDevitt-Robbins to our managerial staff at Annie Gunn’s. She brings with her 23 years of skill and knowledge of Annie Gunn’s Sense of Hospitality. She enjoys a well earned reputation for individual strength with a great focus on team spirit, Welcome Kelly!

John Cain

Sommelier John Cain, CS, CSW

Sommelier John Cain, CS, CSW

John has been our wine sommelier for eight years at Annie Gunn’s. He brings more than thirty-eight years of restaurant and management experience & exemplifies leadership qualities and professionalism.

Eddie Rickert

Chef Eddie Rickert

Chef Eddie Rickert

Eddie has been Chef Lou’s “right and left hand man” for 20 years. Yes is his favorite word.

Jared West

Sous Chef Jared West

Sous Chef Jared West

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