About

 

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails showcases Chef Tom Gray’s personal take on contemporary regional American cuisine, influenced by his southern upbringing, extensive travels, and passion for working with artisan producers and local growers.

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Expertise + Expert Taste

Two “Best Chef: South James Beard Award” nominations (2009 + 2010) haven’t tempted Chef Tom to rest on his laurels - if anything, they’ve inspired him to seek new challenges outside of his comfort zone. Along with his wife and business partner, Sarah Marie Johnston, they bring the flavor of Jacksonville to the popular St. Johns Town Center shopping and dining center.   

With the addition of their second restaurant in 2017, Town Hall located in historic San Marco,  and a dedicated team of front- and back-of-the-house professionals and savvy business partners, Chef Tom and Sarah Marie are leading the charge to bring a higher level of recognition to the North Florida dining scene and sustainable sourcing movement.

Serving American flavors from coast to coast, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is the only locally-owned restaurant built from the ground-up at the Town Center and stands out with carefully-sourced ingredients, bold design, professional service, and a “full circle sustainable approach” to sourcing and business.

 
 

The Team

BACK-OF-HOUSE:

TOM GRAY
Executive Chef / Owner

AL FUENTES
Chef de Cuisine

ZEKE MEARS
Chef de Cuisine

KEVIN ROBERTS
Sous Chef

ZACH KNIGHT
Sous Chef

ERIKA PIERCE
Pastry Chef

FRONT-OF-HOUSE:

SETH TINDLE
General Manager

MIKE NAUGHTON
Dining Room Manager

BARBARA “BASIA” ELLIOTT
Dining Room Manager

ALFREDO ANAYA-MARTINEZ
Bar Manager

ERICA SCHIAVONE
Group Dining + Events Manager

SARAH MARIE JOHNSTON
Marketing Director / Owner

KATHLEEN CATHERALL
Marketing + Special Events Manager

 

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The Restaurant

 

Sourcing + Sustainability

As a locally owned and operated restaurant, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails takes a “full-circle approach” to sustainability. We source from and work with local and artisan producers every day. Recycling and eco-friendly practices form the core of our business philosophy because we wholeheartedly believe it’s the right thing to do.


Decor + Details

Many of the building materials used in the construction of the restaurant use a high percentage of recycled or reclaimed content (like steel and wood), are high-performing and energy efficient (variant speed hood system, Energy-Star kitchen equipment, in-house water filtration system for bottling still and sparkling waters, LED light fixtures in service areas, Dyson air hand dryers, etc.) or help reduce our footprint (cardboard compactor, recycling program, eco-friendly to-go paper goods, etc.).