general manager/wine director
With a Master’s Degree in Business and more than twelve years of restaurant operations, staff training, and beverage management experience, Jeff Gregory brings his knowledge and expertise to FT33 as General Manager and Wine Director. Gregory, who is responsible for overseeing service and day-to-day operations and the beverage program at FT33, joins Executive Chef and Owner Matt McCallister with a positive attitude knowing that “this restaurant has the potential to be considered among the greatest restaurants in the country and I am glad to be a part of it in these early stages of growth.”
Gregory has always had a great love for food and wine which led him to begin working in restaurants while attending the University of Texas in Austin, where he began to work his way up the ranks of the local restaurant scene.
In 2006, Gregory graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and continued his journey in the food and beverage industry by beginning a career in fine wine sales with Texas’ largest fine wine distributor. Quickly realizing that his favorite part of the job was providing wine and beverage staff training seminars, Gregory accepted an instructor position at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas in 2008 where he taught wine, beverage and restaurant management classes while also working as Consulting Wine Director for rise n°1, The Commissary, and other Dallas-area restaurants.
When Gregory is not at FT33, he can be found cooking for his family, reading and creating traditional black and white photographs and prints.