Linda Gatter & Max Dannis / Owners
In 2004, owners Linda Gatter and Max Dannis purchased the former Schermerhorn's Garage at 111 Main Street in Philmont. They renovated the building so that it would contribute to the vitality of Philmont's downtown, and they decided on a restaurant as the best way to serve the local community and bring new business to the Village. Linda, an architect, came up with the design and Max did the work of building out the space. Their love for the agricultural landscape of Columbia County as well as their interest in promoting healthy and delicious food led them to create a restaurant with local food as its focus.
Josephine Proul / Executive Chef
Josephine is a committed advocate of cooking seasonally with locally grown food. A sixth generation Californian, Josephine has fond memories of childhood visits to her grandfather's cherry orchards in the Delta Region of California. She is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute with a BA in Culinary Arts. Before joining the team at Local 111 she honed her skills in classic French charcuterie at Le Pichet in Seattle. A member of Slow Food, she is proud to be a supporter of the growing and floourishing agricultural community here in Columbia County.
Brian Williams / Sous Chef
Brian, a resident of Philmont, originally hails from the Midwest. He is a 2004 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Before joining the team at
he served as Sous Chef at Aubergine in Hillsdale. Brian's fondness for French food and Southern home cooking comes from the cooking of his mother and grandmother. He hopes to carry on these traditions using the great ingredients provided by the farms of the Hudson Valley.
Tim Deak / Restaurant Manager
Tim was born and raised in the farmlands of Ohio. After leaving the Midwest for New York City, Tim worked for many years in some of New York's best restaurants, including
The Paris Commune
Union Square Café
. A resident of Philmont, Tim enjoys making everyone who walks in the door at
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111 Main Street Philmont, NY 12565
Brunch/ Sunday 10am-2pm