About

THE GREY MARKET AUSTIN

Join us for breakfast, lunch or something on-the-go

Located right downtown, on the ground level of the Thompson and Tommie Hotels, The Grey Market Austin has a foundation in the Port-City Southern food embraced by its sister Market and The Grey Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

A community gathering place

The Grey Market Austin features counter-service, display cases filled with baked goods, grab-and-go items, pantry staples and provisions. Take a seat on our “hot line” lunch counter or a table while taking in the downtown Austin scene outside.

meet

our team

The Grey Market Austin proudly advocates for fair wages, meaningful benefits for full-time employees and tools, education and other support that helps our team continuously grow.

mashama bailey

executive chef and partner

Mashama Bailey is the 2022 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef and co-founder of Grey Spaces, the hospitality group behind restaurants such as the critically acclaimed The Grey restaurant and its all-day counterpart The Grey Market in Savannah. 

In 2022, she and Grey Spaces co-founder/business partner Johno Morisano opened two new restaurants, the Diner Bar and The Grey Market Austin, that showcase the Grey Spaces’ distinct take on Port City Southern fare in the new Thompson Austin.

John O. Morisano

managing partner

Johno Morisano is the co-founder and managing partner of Grey Spaces, the hospitality group behind restaurants such as the critically acclaimed The Grey and its all-day counterpart The Grey Market in Savannah. 

At Grey Spaces, Johno oversees guest experience, business growth and strategy while Mashama, the executive chef and co-founder, oversees all culinary creation and operations.

Katherine kittrell

Chef de cuisine

Born in Canada, Kristine came to Austin, Texas, via the Cayman Islands, in 1997.

She was co-executive chef at the modern Tex-Mex restaurant El Chile, one of Texas Monthly’s Best New Restaurants when it opened in 2004.

A devoted traveler, Kristine has cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, and studied or cooked professionally in Mexico, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

careers

Join our team

Join US

If you enjoy working with like-minded people who thrive in a team-first culture and are passionate about food, wine and service, we want to meet you!

Ideal candidates are team players by nature, delight in exceeding guest expectations and have a dynamic sense of humor, all of which we consider as important as work ethic and technical proficiency.

Email us at: jointheteam@thegreymkt-austin.com