The Team at Mason Street Grill
Eric Grimm, General Manager
Eric Grimm has over a decade of experience in the restaurant industry. Originally from Appleton, WI, Eric is a graduate of UW-Stout with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism. Eric spent almost three years as the Food and Beverage Director at the Three Bears Resort in Tomah, WI until joining the management team at Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 2012.
The creation of the restaurant at the historic Pfister Hotel, guests can reserve a distinct working view of Mason Street Grill´s open kitchen while Weber creates some of the most exceptional meals found in Milwaukee.
Shaun Abbott, Sous Chef at Mason Street Grill
Shaun Abbott has more than seventeen years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Born and raised in Georgia, Abbott started experimenting with food at a very young age. His professional culinary journey began as a line cook at Seven Sisters restaurant in Georgia, specializing in fine, Southern cuisine. For the next ten years, Chef honed his skills in Georgia kitchens focusing on fine dining and high end seafood, handpicked from the South Carolina Fishing boats.In 2008, Chef Abbott joined the team at Mason Street Grill at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. Working alongside Executive Chef Mark Weber, Abbott creates innovative and seasonal menus, focusing on the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.
Soren Dimilo, Sous Chef at Mason Street Grill
Soren Dimilo has been on the Mason Street Grill team since 2010. A lifelong Milwaukeean and graduate of UWM, Chef has seen time throughout Milwaukee's diverse culinary community including work at both Sala De Pranzo and Palermo Villa before joining us at Mason Street.
A consummate cook, Dimilo thrives on the stress of the kitchen, a fact which, when combined with his love of food and eagerness to continue growing his skills makes him a perfect for Mason Street's culinary team. His favorite dishes are simple, comfort foods that remind him of his childhood, like meatloaf, stroganoff and casseroles.
Dimilo was promoted to the role of Sous Chef in late 2013.
Becki McKenna, Events Manager
Becki McKenna graduated with honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2009. Prior to joining the team at Mason Street Grill, she spent three years learning the ins and outs of the service industry at The Anchorage at The Hilton Milwaukee River. In 2011, McKenna took on the role of private dining trainer and server at Mason Street Grill, where she successfully led all private dining events and was awarded “People Pleaser of the Month.” Just one year later, McKenna was promoted to Events Manager where she currently oversees the staff and event preparations and maintains guest relations.
Cristina Gliatis, Assistant General Manager
Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Cristina Gliatis started her Food & Beverage career at MGM Resort's Beau Rivage Casino in 1999 as part of their opening team. Relocating to Las Vegas in 2005, Gliatis served as the Cocktail and Beverage Manager on the Wynn Casino's opening team as well. In 2008, Cristina joined the management team for the Nove Italiano, a fine dining restaurant inside of the Palms Casino eventually being promoted to General Manager in early 2012.
After meeting and marrying her husband, Gliatis relocated to the Southeastern Wisconsin area in late 2012 eventually joining the Mason Street Grill team in early 2014.
With a degree in Business Management from the University of Southern Mississipi, Cristina has found her place in the restaurant industry as someone who truly enjoys working with guests and making sure that their memories and experiences are above and beyond what they've expected.