CHEF DAVE KROG
Chef Dave Krog has been rooted firmly in the Memphis culinary scene since 1992. He considers himself a Neo Traditionalist. Working in direct correlation with local farms he honors the farmer in every step of the process to produce the highest quality ingredient-driven meal for guests.
Chef Krog and Amanda, his business partner and wife, help build culinary communities- from fine dining restaurants such as the highly anticipated Dory, coming to Brookhaven Circle this winter, to community efforts like the 275 Food Project which houses the GroundUp Initiative. Their focus is on local food sourcing, diversifying kitchens with young food entrepreneurs of color, and creating positive social experiences.
Through leadership, with heart and soul behind what he does, Chef Dave Krog teaches and grows aspiring chefs- with the hopes of them becoming talented, compassionate team members that will ensure change in the industry standard.
Amanda Krog is a native Memphian, mother of two, and the backbone of the Krog family. From wife, mother, and coach, to finance and marketing specialist, she has proven herself more than capable of wearing all the hats. Her passion for service to her family and community has no end.
Amanda has a long love affair with the restaurant industry, mastering almost all of the positions. She has held management roles at various establishments including, Granite Expo in Nashville, TN, where she was also head of sales, Palmer Home for Children Thrift Store in Horn Lake, MS, and Barbarosa’s, a family owned restaurant in Millington, TN.
Most recently, in addition to heading up overall operations, Amanda has taken on the task of social media & marketing for the Krog’s pop-up, ‘Gallery’.
Dory's Chef de cuisine Zach Thomason has worked closely along side Chef Krog for many years now and intimately understands Dory's vision. Currently the head chef at The Next Door American Eatery at Crosstown Concourse, his passion for cooking has been a lifelong endeavor and has taken him far & wide.