Team

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Head Chef and Partner

With a passion for innovative cuisine and a French-rooted, Japanese-influenced style, Sterling Ridings will lead the culinary team at Guild as head chef and partner. With Ridings at the helm, the restaurant's menu will feature bright, creative yet subdued dishes which are seafood forward, but will draw heavily from seasonal vegetables. Prior to opening Guild, Ridings has built an impressive track record within the Austin food community with...

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Sous Chef

Hannah Yerby attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2014 and accepting a sous chef position at Uchiko. Over her three years at Uchiko, Yerby’s talent and commitment to precision and detail ensured her professional success, and she quickly gained recognition as one of the youngest talents in the chef game. Yerby joins the Guild's culinary team as sous chef, where she will also be...

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Pastry Chef

Monica Glenn Sullivan began her career in the culinary arts in 2006 when she moved to Austin from Amarillo, Texas. After receiving her Le Cordon Bleu pastry certificate from the Texas Culinary Academy, Sullivan began her career at Austin's Uchi. In 2011, Sullivan moved to Houston to open the second Uchi location as pastry chef and was awarded My Table magazine’s Houston Culinary Awards’ “Pastry Chef of the Year.” Most...

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Sous Chef

With experience from coast to coast, Michael Warnock joins the Guild team as sous chef. Warnock began his career on the east coast with his first job as pastry cook and line cook at Fromagerie in Rumson, New Jersey. Before making his way to Austin, Warnock held positions at several restaurants including a stage at both Eleven Madison Park in New York City and Quince in San Francisco. Warnock's move to Austin in 2014 began with a job as chef...

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Sous Chef

A San Antonio native, Ben Savage brings over 10 years of experience working at acclaimed restaurants in both San Antonio and Austin to the Guild team as sous chef. Savage began his career working under San Antonio Chef Andrew Weissman as chef de partie at Le Rêve, Il Sogno, and Sandbar. Upon moving to Austin, Savage worked as chef de partie at local favorites such as Uchiko, Jeffrey's, and Clark's Oyster Bar before moving up to sous chef at...

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Assistant General Manager | Sommelier

Lindsay Drew joins the Guild team as assistant general manager, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the food and wine service with her. Upon graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Drew began her culinary career as sommelier at Lonesome Dove, and then moved on to South Congress Hotel's Central Standard and Otoko as service manager. Most recently, Drew held the position of restaurant and bar manager at Caroline. Drew is Court of...

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General Manager

Bryan King brings over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage world to Guild as general manager. King began his career at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in California, where he spent over ten years working his way up to regional manager. Before moving to Austin, King was general manager at Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas, California. Most recently, King held the position of general manager for four years at the upscale southern...

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