About The Village Store
Located in the Historic District of Gilford. The Village Store has been one of the heartbeats of the Gilford community since the 1830s. Although it has changed throughout the years the vision remains the same. Which is providing the utmost service, great food & products to our community. We are excited to continue this legacy, so come join us to see what all the fuss is about!
I was born and raised in Laconia, NH. From a young age I grew to love the restaurant industry. I remember going to my grandparents house and would cooking with my Gram. She taught me a lot about baking while my grandpa showed me about Italian cooking. As I got older, I became interested in pursuing my restaurant career.
In high school I attended Huot Tech at Laconia and knew this was the career path that I wanted to pursue. In 2015, I graduated from Newbury College with a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Management. After college, I was led to Florida where we have owned a restaurant for the past 6 years. After leaving New Hampshire, I honestly never thought I would've moved back and called it home again.
Terrence and I are very excited for this new venture that is The Gilford Village Store.
I didn’t realize just how fortunate I was to be born and raised on the small barrier island of Sanibel, FL. Some call it paradise, but I just call it HOME. I’ve always known I wanted to do something that I love, something that I could do all day every day and feel like it was more of a hobby. My love for food and cooking was first introduced to me by my mom. I can remember at a young age watching her cook and bake and just being amazed! I got my first job as a dishwasher at the tender age of 13. It was at this point in time I found a growing love for the “organized chaos,” of the food industry. After leaving college, I got the opportunity to travel and open new locations for a restaurant chain. Although it was a great experience and I learned so much about the other side of business, I just didn’t have that sense of fulfillment.
After visiting some great restaurants in Boston and Austin with Heather, it sparked my passion to pursue cooking full-time. After working as a sous chef for a a couple of years, we decided as a family to open our first restaurant together in Naples, FL. We visited family here in New Hampshire during the summer and holiday seasons which led us to deciding to make it our new home.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
We ordered a catered lunch for 20 people, a couple sandwich platters, a couple side salads and desserts. Everything looked excellent. The guests were very happy. The communication with Heather was wonderful. Will definately order from them again!
We’ve ordered sandwiches and pastries twice this week from the Village Store and everything was just delicious.
Everyone loved their choices but Berta’s Reuben was the best reuben I’ve ever had. The carrot cake cupcake and the strawberry shortcake were outstanding.
Everyone who helped us at both visits were friendly and caring.
We will be back soon.
Really beautiful spot for before or after carving at the resort to refuel. My wife and I will hopefully now have a routine of stopping in after or ritual skin up the mountain for breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and coffee!