Gigi Werbeckes, General Manager
Reno has been my home for over 40 years, and I am so amazed at how it has grown. I have been with The Grove for over seven years and I love being part of our team and have enjoyed how we have grown as well! Ruthie, James, Ginger and I love creating memorable events with every client we meet. From the smallest detail to our award-winning food I am so proud and honored to be a part of The Grove team.
Ruthie Collins, Operations Manager
I love that every person that walks in our door has a different vision! Some are here for happy events, and some are here for sad goodbyes. Either direction, I take great pride in being able to help people through the process. I have been with The Grove since 2009 and I still love running into people who rave about the events that they’ve hosted or attended here!
Ginger Iuppa, Chef
I grew up in Reno and love sharing all my fun memories with my husband and two young daughters. As a family, we like to take advantage of all four seasons Reno has to offer and attend as many local events as possible. I am passionate about working at The Grove because I can see the connections between family and friends and how a meal brings everyone together. The food I create becomes a part of the lasting memory from that special day.
James Kretschmer, Chef
I was born and raised in Reno and am happy to call this town my home. When I am not cooking at The Grove, you’ll find me with my wife and young son hiking through the mountains, relaxing on the beach and playing soccer. I am passionate about food, cooking, and creating a wonderful memory for all our guests shared through delicious food.