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.
Mark Weber, Executive Chef
Mark Weber found his culinary calling long before world renowned Chef Paul Bocuse, considered one of the finest cooks of the 20th century and creator of French Nouvelle Cuisine, expressed high regards for a plate specially created for him by Weber. Following years of critical acclaim at restaurants in the Milwaukee area, Weber now leads the culinary team and day-to-day operations at Mason Street Grill. The restaurant, which opened December 2006, goes beyond traditional steakhouses and ventures into comfortable and unique plates, as well as seafood and poultry. Weber began to make his appetizing mark in Milwaukee, as corporate chef for the well-known Bartolotta Group Restaurants. In working with Bartolotta´s, he became managing partner and led the culinary team of Lake Park Bistro - the city´s nationally recognized French restaurant.
In 2003, Weber took the reigns and opened WaterMark Seafood, and earned a 29-point rating from the doctrine of national restaurant reviews, Zagat Guide. Now, restaurant-goers will find Weber´s ingenuity at Mason Street Grill. As one of the masterminds behind 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.
Soren Dimilo, Sous Chef
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.