PETER MARANTETTEGeneral Manager & 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 neighborhood of Grand Rapids.
LUKE VERHULSTExecutive Chef
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.
ADAM FORTUNAAssistant General Manager & Sommelier
Grand Rapids native Adam Fortuna brings over two decades of experience to the Reserve team. Prior to returning home, he spent nearly ten years in Seattle, working at some of the best restaurants and hotels in town. With a focus on beverage, he moved up ranks to General Manager and Beverage Director positions, racking up accolades along the way, including being named one of ``America's 25 Best Bartenders``. A Certified Sommelier, Fortuna brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, and aims to build upon the standard of excellence in place. When not working or studying for his next level Sommelier exam, Adam loves to travel, collect whiskey, cook and spend time with his wife Emily and daughter Ozzie at home in the Burton area.
MEGAN KNAPPService Supervisor & Community Outreach
One of Detroit native Megan Knapp's earliest memories is of playing ``waitress`` with her grandfather, taking his coffee and cookies order as he sat at her tiny café table. That endearing memory led her to a career in hospitality, working over the years in kitchens, and as a host, server, bartender and manager. At Reserve, Knapp's goal is to continue to further her and her colleagues' education, continuing to learn, teach and grow. She finds the common ground of sharing an exquisite meal paired with a great wine one of her favorite things to do and when not at Reserve, Knapp can be found studying for her sommelier exam, perhaps drinking a glass of Champagne while doing so. She and her family live in the East Hills neighborhood.
RYAN DAVISSous Chef
Born & raised in Jackson, Michigan, Ryan began working in area restaurants as a high school student. As he worked his way through the various kitchen stations, he realized his interest in the culinary arts was more than just a way to make some spending money and decided to pursue cooking as a career. He relocated to western Michigan and there, began exploring different food cultures, learning the unique styles, ingredients and influences within the different culinary ethnicities. That global influence, along with his focus on local and seasonal product, defines Davis' culinary philosophy. Davis lives in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids and when not in the kitchen he is likely out exploring the area's many bicycle trails.
TISHA SCHEIFELEPrivate Events Manager
Detroit native Tisha Scheifele shares a common thread with so many people of a certain generation - a childhood love for the Easy Bake Oven. As a little girl in a large family, she loved playing ``restaurant`` and as her parents were big entertainers, she ate up the energy and excitement around their parties, and it led her onto her career path. This self-taught chef followed her passion and began working in catering and special events, eventually working as an independent caterer. In 2018, she joined Reserve, bringing her knowledge, energy and excitement to parties large and small. Scheifele and her son live in Holland, and like her parents, she's often hosting dinner parties when not working. If she could do anything once a day, that thing might involve eating a donut made at her very own bakery - not far off from those Easy Bake Oven days of her childhood.
“This establishment continues to impress me each visit. With Grand Rapids origins, it is lovely to experience a vibrant downtown. Reserve offers modern elegant surroundings with an eclectic seasonal tasting menu able to suite a diverse range of foodie palate's.”Heather K.Google Review
“Reserve is a gem! Impeccable service, fabulous cocktails, and food from heaven! Chef Luke's creations are delicious, artfully displayed, and totally satisfying! This place is the real deal for anyone that truly enjoys food. Additionally, the care given to food allergies is the best I have ever encountered. The entire team at Reserve deserves the highest of kudos!”Chris T.Yelp Review
“Love this place! My husband and I have been here a few times together. We went last night to celebrate our birthdays, and it was perfect! We have had excellent service each time we have gone. Last night, Kris was our waiter and he was awesome. Very knowledgeable, able to give great suggestions on the wine and food. We love this place and will keep coming back because we know each time we will get great service, great food and wine and it’s just a very enjoyable evening out! Thanks!”Lindsay M.Facebook Review
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am -10:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
201 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503