Meet The Team

Bold’s acclaimed chefs, award-winning designers, experienced managers, and dedicated coordinators are ready to make the most of your most important moments.

Kris Reinhard

FGR Partner & Bold General Manager

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As a Partner at Fifth Group Restaurants, and as the General Manager at Bold, Kris leads Bold to set the industry standard in Atlanta. Starting his career with Fifth Group in 1993 and named a partner in 1996, Kris also serves as a board member of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. He’s a devout fan of the band Phish, as well as an avid race car fan and race driving instructor.

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Mathieu Jourdan-Gassin

General Manager - Design

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As Bold’s General Manager of Design, Mathieu orchestrates product revitalization in high-volume, multi-unit and boutique gourmet operations. Mathieu offers 20 years of experience as a restaurant and hospitality leader, most recently at GL-Events Group in Nice, France. Mathieu enjoys running, sampling delicious foods, spending time with family and friends and studying and enjoying 20th century modern art.

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Lee Miller

Director of Operations

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Lee joined the Bold team as Director of Operations in 2015 and works to ensure the company operates smoothly and successfully. A Florida native, Lee relocated to Atlanta and began his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, later moving on as Director of Operations with Wolfgang Puck Catering at the Georgia Aquarium.

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Robert Mitchell

Executive Chef

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Originally from Canada, Mitchell received a culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Bold team, Chef Mitchell spent nearly 20 years working for Marriott International. During his career with the revered hospitality company, Mitchell worked at Marriott properties across the South, including St. Petersburg and Marco Island, Fla., Hilton Head Island, S.C. and New Orleans. In 2013, Mitchell relocated to Atlanta, where he served in several roles within the company including executive chef at the J.W. Marriott in Buckhead, food and beverage director of the Renaissance Hotel, and most recently as executive chef for the opening of The Hotel at Avalon and South City Kitchen Avalon.

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Kristen Belan

Executive Pastry Chef

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Kristen leads Bold’s bakeshop with a positive attitude, a love for the hospitality industry and a passion for pastry. In 2009, she began working as a pastry cook at Highland Bakery, which led her to launch her own small bakery business followed by a stint at Atlanta’s beloved Little Tart Bake Shop. She began her career with Bold in 2014 and became known for creating innovative flavor combinations with unexpected ingredients like cheese, herbs and spices in traditional sweet pastry recipes. In her off hours, she can be found exploring her Cabbagetown neighborhood and crocheting with her girlfriends.

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