MEET THE TEAM

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Kevin Heinonen - OWNER

 

Kevin sometimes refers to himself as an "accidental restauranteur", due to the fact that the industry found him, as opposed to him finding the industry. He is a lawyer by trade, which happens to come in handy as a restaurant Owner.

Kevin has been at the helm since May of 2009 when Tinderbox Kitchen first opened. His tenacity & passion for Hospitality have unquestionably built this company into what it is today.

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Nick Williams - OWNER

 

Nick found his start with THAT Place Projects Restaurant Group at the Annex Cocktail Lounge in the summer of 2013, as a bar back. He quickly rose to lead the bar program into a new era of craft cocktails, & in 2017, bought in as an Owner with Kevin.

His passion lies in the pursuit of creating an experience for each guest that is curated, comfortable, nostalgic & transformative at the same time.

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Lisa Valentine. - FLAGSTAFF REGIONAL MANAGER

 

Lisa has been with us for over a decade, & has worn many hats over her tenure. She knows every aspect of this company, inside & out, & is the consensus "smartest person on property". Attention to detail & understanding of the holistic perspective of the guest experience is one of the many ways what makes her great.

34 S. San Francisco Street

Flagstaff , AZ  86001 
Open everyday 5pm to 10pm

© 2020 THAT Place Projects - Photography by Eric Hays

Josh McArthur - CHEF DE CUISINE

 

Josh McAurthur started at the Tourist Home in 2015 as a dishwasher. He quickly moved his way up to line cook.  It was immediately clear he was a leader and innovator.  Fate would lead him in another direction briefly - but that same fate came calling him back to That Place Projects.

 

 Josh returned on a new level of exellence.  He swiftly worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine at Tinderbox Kitchen, and has been thriving ever since, creating delicious, creative, one of a kind dishes.

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Mike Schmitz - EXECUTIVE CHEF

 

Mike Schmitz came to us from Champaign-Urbana, IL, in 2014. His incredible talent & passion for food drove him from prep cook, to Executive Chef, across all of THAT Place Projects concepts. 

He has been working tirelessly around the clock with our new Chef de Cuisine, Josh McArthur, to create a menu unlike anything that Northern Arizona has ever seen. We are so excited for what is in store...

Chris Davis - EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF

 

Chris Davis is the definition of work ethic. This man has to be dragged, kicking & screaming, away from his kitchen on his days off. Chris is integral in making everything run smoothly in each kitchen across all of our properties.

He also happens to be pretty handy with a wrench & hammer...

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Jeremy Lane - GENERAL MANAGER

Jeremy started with the company a decade ago as a bartender, when the Annex was just getting started.  Through sheer will and charm he quickly moved up to management, and was eventually in charge of all three concepts.

Then, alas, the universe pulled him away from us.  Fortunately, after only a year, the universe apologized and gave him back.  He is now lending his leadership, expertise, and years of experience to Tinderbox Kitchen.  All is right in the universe.

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