The Kenwood Collection 
5901 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513) 914-4903

Mon - Wed  11:00am - 10:00pm
Thurs 11:00am - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat  11:00am - 12:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10:00am - 2:30pm

 

Leadership Team

samantha lazaro ★ GENERAL MANAGER

Samantha is a Cincinnati native. At age 14, she got her first job in an Italian winery as a busser. Through high school she continued in the restaurant industry working her way up.  After college, with a Communications Degree, she took a step back from restaurants to become a radio broadcaster.  Shortly thereafter, missing the fast pace of restaurant she returned as a bartender and mixologist where she spent the next 10 years creating cocktail menus throughout the city.  Samantha came to work for CLB Restaurants in early 2019.  She is Cicerone Beer Certified and loves guiding guests through our craft beer menu, helping them to make a decision based on likes and dislikes.  

Samantha believes that service is the heart of the hospitality industry and coaches her team to believe the same.

 

★ ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

nick findsen ★ EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Nick began his culinary career washing dishes at Mitchell's Steakhouse.  His interest in the fast pace of the kitchen led him on a quick progression to Line Cook.  After two years he took an opportunity with Chipotle as a Store Manager where he spent the next three years growing his managerial style, people skills, and front of house experience. Shortly after, he got a call from his old mentor, current Dublin Executive Chef Matt Goings, and was offered a job as the Kitchen Supervisor at Matt The Miller's Grandview where he learned the brand and was offered the Sous Chef position.  He spend the next two years at Gemini and excelled at leading his culinary team.  He was offered the opportunity to become Executive Chef in 2019 and moved to Cincinnati where he is currently.  

In his free time, Nick enjoys exploring Cincinnati, live music and checking out the craft beer scene. 

William Wright ★ SOUS CHEF

Chef William was born and raised in Cincinnati.  He started cooking at the age of 14 for his church.  He graduated from LeCordon Bleu Culinary Institute and is classically trained in French Cuisine. He started his career at Morelien Lager House as a Line Cook.  From there he spent five years at Capital Grille where he learned important skills on being a leader and managing a kitchen.  He joined the Matt The Miller's team in April and enjoys making the guests day with his cooking, be it an alteration on a menu item or surprising them with a sauce or topping that they requested.  

In his free time he enjoys volunteering at his church, shooting pool, bowling, and training for cooking competitions. 

Chad stoneburner ★ floating GM

Chad is from Harrisburg, Virginia.  He went to school at Bridgewater College and during those years started bartending and supervising at The Inn at Ohio Northern. He began working for Matt The Miller's in July of 2014 and quickly became a bartender at our Grandview location.  He worked his way up to Assistant General Manager in Dublin in 2016 and became General Manager of our Gemini location in 2017.  He has since moved to our floating General Manager and assists all six locations.  

Chad is married to Hannah and in his free time enjoys visiting breweries and vineyards, traveling, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

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