Heather has a diverse background first as a CPA and then as a high school business teacher, but she realized over the past decade that her true passion is bringing people together over food. She and her husband Troy made a dramatic life change in 2012 by quitting their jobs and moving their family to Uganda, Africa for a year of service. It was during this experience that she realized the unique power of food to break down barriers. When she returned to the states, she decided it was time to pursue her lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. Her purpose in opening GraceFull is to love people well through food and invest in the local community by connecting people to new outlets for serving each other and opportunities to give back.
Andrea Milholm, Executive Chef
Andrea comes to us from The Club Restaurant at South Suburban Golf Course where she was the head chef. Her love for food came about when she took a position with Whole Foods in the prepared food department 10 years ago. She fell in love with the process of how food is farmed and harvested, how it makes it to grocery stores, and then arrives at your home. She also acquired a love and passion for doing her part to help sustain the environment through composting, reducing waste, and recycling. Through this process, she was able to gain great respect and love for the outdoors. Andrea spends the majority of her free time exploring the majestic Rocky Mountains by running trails, riding her bike, and hiking. When she isn’t in the mountains, she is experimenting in the kitchen with fusion blends and foods from different cultures. Throughout the years, Andrea has worked at numerous local food establishments where she fell in love with the magic that is shared over preparing and sharing a meal. Andrea is eager to serve with all of you at GraceFull by generating community engagement through good times, good meals, and bringing people together to share the special bond and love that only food can deliver.