Joseph McRae’s route to the Heirloom Group was indirectly by way of his skills as an executive pastry chef. Born in Anaheim California, Joseph moved to Utah when he was 23 years old and attended the University of Utah. Post-college, he chose to honor a passion for cooking and attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He graduated with a certificate in Pastry Arts and Sciences and proceeded to work as pastry chef in several of that city’s top restaurants, including Rubicon, Jardiniere, and the Ritz Carlton. After eight years, he returned to Utah and enjoyed five years as executive pastry chef at Sundance. It was there he met his Heirloom Group partner, Colton Soelberg.
Brian Thompson came to Pizzeria 712 with one goal in mind, to provide an exceptional dining room experience to match the exceptional cuisine that the restaurant provides. After working in restaurant for 15 years Brian decided it was time to get serious and focus on a career that would provide a backdrop for his devotion to the craft of service.