Scott Hentschel

Scott Hentschel oversees and implements overall business strategies, corporate governance, legal, real estate analysis and investor and community relations. He opened his first restaurant (Waterloo Ice House) in 1989 and grew the concept to seven locations, has consulted for Austin businesses (including Key Bar, Doc’s Motorworks, Mulberry, Austin Java Company and Austin Catering Company) and is co-founder of Franklin-Alan, a commercial construction company. Scott received his BA from Austin College and MBA from Texas A&M and has served on the board for People’s Community Clinic and the Sustainable Food Center.

Andrew Curren

Andrew Curren is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a valedictorian graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked with internationally renowned restaurateurs Danny Meyer and Jonathan Waxman while in NYC over a seven-year period, where he helped develop Barbuto and Madaleine Mae. He studied culinary arts and interned in Italy, Vietnam and Mexico. Drew is a two-time nominee for Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef,” competed on “Top Chef: Texas” and is included in multiple editions of Best Chefs America.

Vincent Ashwill

Vincent Ashwill oversees fiscal discipline, IT systems, human resources and manager development. He has 25 years of management and operational experience in the restaurant industry and oversees the operations of 15 restaurants, including 24 Diner, Key Bar and Waterloo Ice House.

Mary Catherine Curren

Mary Catherine Curren is a graduate of the Baking and Pastry Arts program at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She is the Executive Pastry Chef for 24 Diner, Italic and Irene's and creates all of the sweets we offer at our restaurants and special events. She's passionate about using local and seasonal ingredients, and her approach is clean and simple, focusing on a balance of flavors and textures that really allow the product to shine.

Craig Collins

Master Sommelier Craig Collins serves as Beverage Director for the group. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers and frequently serves as a featured speaker and judge at wine and food festivals across the country.

KAYLA FRENCH

KAYLA FRENCH is our Events Director, coordinating all parties, private functions and buy-outs. After a notable food & beverage tenure at Four Seasons Hotel – Austin, she began her career with ELM as a manager before making the move to event planning. High-profile partnerships to date include the New York Times, TuneIn Radio, Facebook and Google.

Chad Gluckson

Chad Gluckson is our "Do Good Ambassador," whose role is building relationships in the community. He's also responsible for programming music for ELM with live acts, DJs and his personal vinyl library. Chad performs as half the DJ duo TYTE ⚡STRIPES and is an avid walker, high-fiver, beer drinker and robe wearer in his free time.

Key Relationships

  • TBK Bookkeeping
  • Conrad Cook & Associates LTD LLP, CPA
  • Magill Human Resources
  • Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP Legal
  • Big Village IT
  • POS Solutions