Tim was raised in the Apalachicola National Forest area of Florida and, as a boy, feasted on the fresh bounty from his grandpa’s garden as well as local fish and game prepared in his family’s kitchen. He earned his chops by working his way through the Tallahassee culinary scene, then decided to leave his hometown to chase the California dream. Once settled in the Golden State, he worked alongside his brother opening The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena then at Murray Circle in Sausalito helping both restaurants earn Michelin stars before branching out on his own to open Danville Harvest and Cocina Hermanas. Once again, Napa beckoned him back, so he returned to help establish Perry Lang’s steakhouse. At the beginning of 2022, he found the restaurant family he’d been looking for at Goose & Gander. His deep passion for cooking, his easy going attitude, and his immense talent make him a perfect fit to lead our kitchen as Executive Chef.
Managing Partner & General Manager
Jason grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and like any self-respecting, meat-eating Midwesterner, got a job at a steakhouse. Amidst the beef and creamed spinach, a true fondness for high quality food and wine took hold. After a visit to Monterey and SF, California’s siren song and the promise of an experiential wine education lured him to Napa valley. He said goodbye to his family and headed back to NorCal to learn everything he could about food, wine and hospitality. He quickly took to the lifestyle and now considers St Helena home. He joined the G&G team in 2014 and quickly worked his way up to run the show as General Manager-Partner & Wine Director. His professionalism and know-how in all aspects of running a restaurant, as well as his passion for food, wine and yes- steak, make him a valuable & respected leader at the Goose & Gander.
Andy & Trisha Florsheim
Goose & Gander is literally a labor of love for owners Andy & Trisha Florsheim. They met while working together at an LA restaurant and dreamed of opening their own place when they grew up. After spending many long but happy winters in Andy’s hometown of Chicago working for the family restaurant business, they decided the time was right to move back west, recapture their youth and start their own restaurant. After finding the perfect location on Spring Street, they set about creating a welcoming, lively public house where locals and visitors could come enjoy warm ambiance and world class food, cocktails and wine. They are both very proud of Goose & Gander and love being part of the Napa Valley community. Still working on growing up.