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Our Butter Halves | Rick Mullins

Rick Mullins, Sous Chef at República, is always finding inspiration in the kitchen, whether it's with a unique flavor profile he's stumbled on by mistake or an everyday ingredient. Rick was born in Hutchinson, KS, but has spent most of his life in the Kansas City area with over four of those years at Bread & Butter Concepts.

Chef Talk | Thanksgiving Traditions

In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week, we caught up with the chefs of Bread & Butter Concepts to see the traditions that surround their own celebrations of giving thanks.

Our Butter Halves | Brittney Anderson

Our Butter Halves | Brittney Anderson

It's not everyday you run into person which such energy as Brittney exudes. As one of the first employees at BRGR Kitchen in Prairie Village, you'll always see Brittney sporting her infectious smile and, with the exception of the photo above, braided pigtails. Read on to learn a little more about Brittney!

Our Butter Halves | Josh Tajchman

Our Butter Halves | Josh Tajchman

Urban Table welcomes a new face to its culinary team, Executive Chef Josh Tajchman. Originally from Marion, KS, Josh returns to his Kansas roots from the highly-regarded Mastro’s Steakhouse in Palm Desert, CA where he excelled as Executive Chef for the past three years. His biggest inspiration in the kitchen is creating something that people love and will return for, and ultimately building guests for life. Read on to learn more about Josh!

Our Butter Halves | Shauna Holman

Our Butter Halves | Shauna Holman

When Shauna's not serving or bartending at Urban Table, her typical day off includes ready 5 books at once with her son, or heading over to Mud Pie on 39th St. for a cup of coffee. Read on to learn more about Shauna!

Our Butter Halves | Marco Albarran

Our Butter Halves | Marco Albarran

Marco Albarran is the chef pumping out the authentic street tacos at Taco Republic. He uses his hometown of Acapulco, Mexico as his main source of creativity and inspiration in the kitchen. His favorite dish to prepare? Mole. And no, that's not short for guacamole. Read on to learn more about Marco!

Our Butter Halves | Jordan Tanner

Our Butter Halves | Jordan Tanner

We've been lucky to have Jordan Tanner and her many talents ever since opening the doors to our BRGR Kitchen location downtown. Jordan wears many hats, so to speak, including hostess, server, aunt, sister daughter, and friend. When she's not at BRGR, she loves to catch a Royals game or bake at home. Read on to learn more about Jordan!

Our Butter Halves | Marie Peil

Our Butter Halves | Marie Peil

Gram & Dun bartender, Marie Peil, has been with us for almost 2 years this October. She's currently into the amaro flavor scene with plans to make an earthy, savory cocktail in the near future, but her love of bar tending comes from making guests laugh. You can usually find her taking her sophisticated puppy to the Nelson, or at any of her long list of favorite places to eat in Kansas City. Read on to learn more about Marie!

Our Butter Halves | Caroline Kish

Our Butter Halves | Caroline Kish

Caroline Kish has been with Gram & Dun as the Chef de Partie since its inception almost four years ago. When she's not focusing on pastry and bread, she's manages to stay busy with side projects like building the interior of a space ship for a short film, or branding new businesses with her 15+ year experience as an Art Director/Graphic Designer. Read more to learn about Caroline.

Our Butter Halves | AnnaMarie Foster

Our Butter Halves | AnnaMarie Foster

AnnaMarie has been with Bread & Butter Concepts ever since she helped open our first concept, BRGR Kitchen + Bar, back in 2010 as a server/bartender. Since then, she's become an important part of our leadership team, using her charismatic and friendly personality to train service staff. Read on to learn more about AnnaMarie!

Our Butter Halves | Liz De Jesus Lucas

Our Butter Halves | Liz De Jesus Lucas

Liz has been with Bread & Butter Concepts for a little over 3 years now, with her current role being a manager at Ingredient True Eatery. Dedicated, hardworking and awesome are just a few of the words to describe this mom of two boys. Read on to learn more about Liz.

Our Butter Halves | Alex Staab

Our Butter Halves | Alex Staab

To Chef Alex, food has always been about the experience and whom he's with. From cooking overseas in Italy, to cooking with his family in his hometown of Kansas City, it's the people he's with who make his time in the kitchen special.

Our Butter Halves | Scott Tipton

Our Butter Halves | Scott Tipton

As the new Director of Beverage at Bread & Butter Concepts, you could say Scott Tipton drinks on the job, a lot. While Scott knows a thing or two about creating a crowning cocktail, you can usually catch him with cheap beer or shot on the weekends. His current drink of choice? Gin & Tonic, which may be in part to his current development of the beverage program at Bread & Butter's newest concept, República.

Our Butter Halves | Lisa Rodriguez

Our Butter Halves | Lisa Rodriguez

This Kansas native has been an integral part of the Ingredient True Eatery leadership team long before it was adopted into the Bread & Butter Concepts family. Lisa is a bit of an adventure seeker with some of her favorite Kansas City activities involving visits to the haunted houses down in the West Bottoms, as well as a trip to Oceans of Fun or Worlds of Fun.

Our Butter Halves | Meet Bobby Frizzell

Our Butter Halves | Meet Bobby Frizzell

He once mastered the art of frying 10 turkeys while taking his SnapChat game to the next level. He is Bobby Frizzell, General Manager of Urban Table.

Our Butter Halves | Meet Alex Valadez

Our Butter Halves | Meet Alex Valadez

Alex has been with Bread & Butter Concepts for a little over 2 years now and is currently a server at Taco Republic. Aside from his fierce modeling skills and manning the Taco Republic Truck, Alex most enjoys the people he works with. Read on to learn more about Alex!

Our Butter Halves | Meet Rebecca Armstrong

Our Butter Halves | Meet Rebecca Armstrong

We've been fortunate to welcome a few new faces to our team over the past week. One of which is our new graphic designer, Rebecca Armstrong, who earned major brownie points on her first day by bringing in home-made "Bread & Butter" cupcakes. But baking is only one of her many talents.

Our Butter Halves | Meet Bradley Gilmore

Our Butter Halves | Meet Bradley Gilmore

DSC_5478 A lot of people think chefs just cook, but there's much more to Gram & Dun Executive Chef, Bradley Gilmore, than manning a successful kitchen.