Hey Y’all, we’re Cory & Gina Mitchell, better known as The Beard & The Gal! We are a husband and wife with southern influence & Midwestern roots, who love spending time together in the kitchen creating delicious food. A year ago we closed our restaurant in Nashville and moved home to be near family and to welcome our baby boy, Nash. We also had lots of ideas and big dreams of turning this silly business idea into a reality. We want to be a part of a community built on the idea that food can bring people together in a very meaningful and special way. After moving all over the place, we thought home sounded like the best place to give this business a shot.
We met 5 years ago in Holland. Gina had just moved home from St. Louis after being gone for 9 years, and Cory had recently moved to Holland from Nashville to spend the summer with his mom who had recently moved and built a house here. Gina was born & raised in Zeeland/Holland area and Cory grew up in the southeast in a military family. After meeting we realized we both lived in Nashville and worked across the street from each other in The Gulch at the same time, but never met. Prior to meeting Gina lived in Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis. Cory lived in Madison, Cincinnati and Athens. After our 2nd crazy busy summer in Michigan, we both got job opportunities in San Diego, so after a year and a half in Michigan we decided to make the big move to San Diego. Cory helped start a vegan restaurant in Pacific Beach, and later joined Gina in Ocean Beach where they worked for Social Syndicate on the beach.
After getting engaged, we got another opportunity to go back and work together at the restaurant that Gina helped open in Nashville. It was hard to leave all of our friends and our favorite place on earth, but we made the decision to move to Nashville. We ended up becoming the Operating Partners, rebranded the restaurant and created an all day brunch concept.
Now here we are 5 years later, right back where it all started. The beard & The Gal was created so that we could not only serve our community in a variety of ways, but also for us to be able to do a variety of things we love under one umbrella. After working 16 hour days, 6 days a week for 10 plus years in a brick and mortar setting, we’re excited to have our work week mixed up with production, private events, catering and the farmers market. We’re so excited about how far we’ve come in such a short time, and for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received in all areas of our business. We couldn’t do this without y’all.
The Beard & The Gal offers home delivered, restaurant quality family style brunch and dinners, private in home events and catering. You can also find us at the Holland Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30am to 2:00pm, where we sell sourdough bread & bagels, bagel chips, pimento cheese, focaccia, cinnamon rolls, as well as an array of hot food like our buttermilk biscuits with honey butter, sausage biscuits with honey butter, dutch pigs in a blanket, and a variety of other savory items.
Thank you for being here!