About Our Team

Dusty Grove, Executive Chef

Dusty Grove's Savannah roots run deep. Born and raised in Vernonburg, GA, Dusty grew up on the water, where crab boils and oyster roasts were a regular routine for his family. After graduating with a degree in biochemistry from UGA, Dusty found his passion for cooking while working for the James Beard award winning chef, Elizabeth Terry of Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah. He went on to work in restaurants throughout Florida and Georgia, eventually overseeing multiple private clubs as a corporate chef in the Atlanta area.

In 2008, Dusty moved his young family back to Savannah to direct various culinary operations for the Bohemian Hotel, The Mansion at Forsyth Park and the much-loved Vic's on the River. From 2011 to 2014, Dusty made a name for himself as Executive Chef at The Landings, one of the largest private clubs in the country. In 2014, Dusty joined the opening team of Pacci.

Dusty is a hands-on, self-taught chef who prides himself on creating dishes that are uncomplicated, clean, seasonal and delicious. He and his wife, Kathy, have three kids-Maddie, Ayla and Hudson. When he's not in the kitchen, he spends as much time as possible with them on the water, boating, sailing and fishing.

Sidney Lance, Bartender

Sidney started his food and beverage career in the front of house as a server, but quickly realized his favorite place to be was behind the bar. After learning his way around every imaginable cocktail while managing several bars in Savannah, he began to crave a fine dining environment where he could express his creativity with craft cocktails. Sidney joined the opening team at Pacci in 2014 and has been a nightly fixture since.

Sidney is a storyteller and entertainer at heart and loves interacting with his patrons at the bar. He prides himself on using high-quality spirits and fresh ingredients, often making his own syrups, juices and infusions. He's constantly seeking inspiration for his next creation, encouraging his team to push the boundaries and think outside the box. The results are cocktails that are imaginative, memorable, and little works of art.

Sidney was born in Georgetown, SC and graduated from Christ School in Asheville before joining the military, doing active duty in Korea and Iraq. In 2005, he moved to Savannah and met his future wife, Teri. They have two beautiful girls, Aaralynn and Ava.