Simple ingredients make something divine.
Good food and good wine bring us to the table to build relationships and to shape neighborhoods. A meal shared is an intimate experience, one that creates memories and empowers communities.
Sustainability & Quality
Hospitality & Celebration
Our team offers the highest level of hospitality in West Michigan. We celebrate good food by forming connections with our farmers, our guests, and one another. We’re a passionate team who genuinely enjoys what we do and counts it a privilege to serve you.
General Manager & Certified Sommelier
Part of the Reserve team since day one, Peter joined us in 2010 after returning to his home state from Chicago. While in the Windy City, he worked his way up the ranks within Levy Restaurants, and came on board at Reserve as one of our opening managers. A cork dork at heart, he immersed himself in wine studies, reading and tasting all he could. The work paid off as he quickly earned the Certified Sommelier title from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Peter has grown our wine cellar to its world-class reputation, and in his dual role as GM and Head Sommelier, is integral in the growth and evolution of the restaurant. He and his wife Carmen live in the Breton Village neighborhood of Grand Rapids.
Luke, a Grand Rapids native, started working in professional kitchens as a teenager and has never looked back. He quickly moved up the culinary ladder, finding his way to Reserve in 2012. Here he is able to hone his craft, focusing on whole animal butchery and charcuterie and is a vibrant supporter of locally grown and responsibly raised product. Luke sees everyday as an opportunity to grow and innovate, both personally and on the plate. He lives on the West Side and when not in the kitchen, loves to get out for a long motorcycle ride.
Claire was raised in a family that prioritized cooking at home and healthy eating. She grew up talking with local farmers at markets and learning about what they were growing. Claire is inspired by chefs who create a connection between farming and the kitchen, like Dan Barber. Throughout her career, Claire has spent time traveling the country working in a variety of places, from small family-run restaurants to vegan restaurants and butcher shops that focused on quality meat from local small farms. Claire is excited to work at Reserve with a team who is passionate about farm to table dining. When not creating in the kitchen, you can find Claire biking around Grand Rapids and working in her urban farm with hopes to supply Reserve with fresh produce.
Growing up in her family’s restaurants in Grand Rapids, cooking and being in the kitchen is second nature to Rawan. After finishing her degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University, Rawan found that she really didn’t want to leave the kitchen; she enrolled at Secchia Institute of for Culinary Arts to refine her skills in the kitchen. Shortly after graduating that program she joined Reserve as a prep cook and took over our hand made pasta program. Looking to continue her growth, Rawan took over Reserve’s pastry program in 2019 as the full time Pastry Chef. Having immigrated from the Middle East as a young child, she often taps into that region for inspiration for her desserts and dishes. When she’s not working, she has a passion for travel and draws influence and knowledge from the places she has visited.
Jessica Sobie Henderhan
Jessica grew up in Walker, Michigan and spent most of her life working in restaurants, both in front and back of house. Her years of experience in the hospitality industry have prepared her for a fast-paced, service-oriented position. Most recently she spent 4 years coordinating catered events at hotel venues. Jessica earned her degree in Culinary Arts from the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education. She is a first level Sommelier and looks forward to growing her wine knowledge at Reserve. She appreciates the friendliness and professionalism of the Reserve team, and we are grateful for her positive attitude and expertise.
Niah entered the hospitality industry because of his love of flavor and creating things with his hands for people to enjoy. He started by bussing tables at a pizza joint called Delancey in Seattle, WA. When Delancey’s opened a new bar, Essex, Niah became their bar back and never looked back. They crafted everything from aperitifs and fernet to Amari. Lucky for us, after moving back to Grand Rapids, Niah found a home at Reserve. He feels extremely blessed to work alongside our talented Chef Luke and the full Reserve team that supports one another. When Niah is not slinging drinks you can find him back in Seattle recording and playing shows with his band Quilts, enjoying armchair philosophy at his favorite coffee shops, helping on his sister’s farm, or swimming in Lake Michigan during the summers.
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