Executive General Manager
With over two decades in the Hospitality Industry, Anthony’s Chophouse Executive General Manager, Patrick William Butterly, has worked every position that a restaurant has to offer. He knows the ins and outs of every role, the importance of every function and how they all come together as a well-oiled machine.
One of Patrick’s greatest passions in the restaurant industry is wine. He has experience as an ambassador and steward of wine and has worked under two master sommeliers in his career. Although not one himself, he is on his way to earning that title.
Patrick’s second passion is Bourbon. He is a collector and a connoisseur. Wine and Bourbon maybe be different, but both contain water and at the end of the day one of them will make the day better. Be sure to ask him for a recommendation of either!
Over the course of his career, Patrick has had many mentors and the opportunity, in turn, to mentor others. The opportunity to share his knowledge and passion for the restaurant industry with others and watching them develop with his guidance he says has been the most rewarding part of his two decades in the business.
Patrick is married to Dr. Veronica Woodrum and has two kids, Sean Patrick and Madeline Grace. They also have two rescue dogs, Cooper and Callie. When they find a break from school and work, there’s a good chance you will find him and his family at Walt Disney World.
Inspired by their son Sean, Patrick and his wife Veronica operate a non-profit call Autism Enrichment Foundation. The foundation was founded to help bridge the gap between school and home and help provide iPads to kids who cannot afford them as well as help Autistic kids make friends with outside events.
Anthony’s Chop House General Manager, Phil Burton, first found his passion for food at the age of 16. Starting out doing kitchen prep at a small burger restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, Phil learned the art of how to piece together the right ingredients to create a great meal. Realizing he could turn this passion into a career and graduated to more fast-paced restaurants.
From there, Phil began to expand his knowledge of all aspects of the restaurant business. Working in the kitchen, front-of-house operations as a server or host, bartending and eventually running the business side of a restaurant in a variety of manager positions, Phil’s experience and a fascination in the food industry grew and grew.
Phil’s experiences took him all over the state of Ohio, from small, local restaurants to corporate restaurant chains as a corporate trainer. His travels eventually presented him an opportunity to make the leap from Ohio to Indiana, joining the management team for a newly-opened Indianapolis location of a well-known fine dining restaurant chain.
Soon after, Phil heard about Anthony Lazzara’s vision for his new concept, unlike anything the Indianapolis area had seen. With the intent of just trading knowledge and ideas about the restaurant biz over a cup of coffee, Phil and Anthony immediately formed an immediate bond over the industry.
Anthony has since brought Phil aboard the LRG Restaurants team as General Manager of Anthony’s Chophouse. He has gained a remarkable amount of knowledge from the incredible team around him and is excited to be a part of such a talented group of people who share a common goal of combining simple hospitality with exceptional food to create a truly special dining experience.
Anthony’s Chophouse Executive Chef, Justin Miller, may be relatively new to the scene, but he is ready to make his mark and present his culinary vision and skills on a grand stage with LRG Restaurants. Justin has prepared a menu and assembled a team of chefs that will showcase spins on classic steakhouse cuisine.
Having honed his skills as an executive chef in the private club market, Justin is excited to bring his culinary expertise to the masses. Justin’s culinary expertise combines unique flavor profiles and presentation in a modern, fine dining atmosphere.
Justin will have an additional outlet to showcase his trend-setting talents as well. 3UP, the high-end rooftop bar that is separate from Anthony’s Chophouse, features signature cocktails and creative dining options coordinated with Justin.
Owner Anthony Lazzara, felt during the search for his executive chef that Justin’s creativity, passion and character perfectly fit the mold for Anthony’s Chophouse and the two had the opportunity to create something wholly unique that Carmel and the rest of the Indianapolis area deserved.
Justin looks forward to incorporating his global culinary training from the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes and passion for innovation and new-aged techniques.