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About Us

craft inspired
and Locally sourced

Our southern comfort food has been reborn as contemporary takes on the classics. Made with love in Historic Roswell, Georgia.

meet our team

Chef Derek Dollar

Execuive Chef & Managing Partner
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Dollar moved to Atlanta when he was 11 years old and worked in local restaurants while in high school. After graduation, he was on track to attend college as a business major, but his love affair with the restaurant industry compelled him to attend culinary school at the Art Institute of Atlanta instead. After completing culinary school, he worked at Rainwater restaurant in Alpharetta under acclaimed Atlanta chef Jay Swift, who took Dollar under his wing and became his mentor. His desire to continue a fine dining career led Dollar to join Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in the CrabappleCommunity of North Fulton, Georgia as sous chef in January 2011. Two years later he was promoted to chef de cuisine and quickly became the restaurant’s executive chef in 2013 and continued to build the business as a managing partner until 2023 when he decided to join the team at The Mill Restaurant in Roswell, Georgia as Executive Chef and Managing Partner. With his culinary career now spanning over two decades he has since gained a reputation as an inventive and uncompromising chef who demands the very best and keeps his own plate quite full in the process. In addition to the traditional executive chef responsibilities, Dollar has experimented in horticulture with the goal of restaurant sustainability along with staff and guest education on the importance of local partnerships with farmers and how to utilize garden bounties and hyper-local ingredients each night. Because of this, in 2017 Chef Dollar was chosen by Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia Gary Black to join the Georgia Grown Executive Chef team for his outstanding contributions to sustainable dining he utilizes in his menu planning. With this honor, Chef Derek along with other well-known Atlanta chefs traveled to cook and represent the South at a James Beard House series showcasing Southern chefs who specialize in utilizing local ingredients. Dollar resides in Woodstock with his wife, Lisa, and their two children. When he’s not at The Mill, Dollar enjoys dedicating his time to events that benefit the communities where he works and lives.

Courtney Ross

General Manager
With a bubbly personality and a strong work ethic, Courtney Ross ensures that everything runs according to plan. Born and raised in South Georgia, she's a proud southern girl hailing from Douglasville, where her restaurant industry journey began at age 15. What started out as part-time gig in a small pizza shop in her hometown turned into a lifelong career. Since then, she's honed her skills and climbed the ladder to General Manager at The Mill Kitchen and Bar. Courtney is proud to foster a strong sense of community at The Mill Kitchen and Bar, where close-knit relationships between staff and guests flourish. Courtney loves the opportunity to meet new people and create memorable experiences for others. Whether it's a birthday celebration, a romantic date night, or a private event, she takes pride in making every visit worthwhile. When it's time to unwind, Courtney recommends an elegant espresso martini and the Salmon entrée with grilled zucchini and a standout tomato gravy.

Jewel Adams

Assistant General Manager

Chloé Davey

Director of Events
Originally from the town of Preston, in the north of England, Chloe Davey began her career at The Mill as a host in 2013, one year after moving to the United States. From her position as a host, she has worked as a server, front of house manager, and General manager, before finding her passion in events. With a diverse educational background in business and sales, as well as language and culture, combined with her experience in fine dining, her passion for people and food, and her knack for marketing and management, Chloe helps make The Mill great every day. Chloe takes pride in ensuring her weddings, birthdays, and in-house events are run to Perfection!

Jean Velez

Sous Chef
Sous Chef Jean brings a blend of passion, skill, and Puerto Rican heritage to The Mill Kitchen and Bar. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Jean's culinary journey began with a deep love for cooking and a desire to explore new flavors and techniques. His culinary education took him to the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he honed his skills and discovered his talent for crafting memorable dishes. With over a decade of professional cooking experience in renowned restaurants and resorts, including the prestigious Chateau Elan, Jean has cultivated a wealth of expertise in the culinary arts. setting the stage for his remarkable career trajectory. Since joining The Mill family in August 2022, Jean has been an integral part of the culinary team, infusing his dishes with flavors inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. His favorite and go-to dish, "arroz blanco con habichuelas guisadas," reflects his deep connection to his heritage. Outside the kitchen, Jean finds joy in working on cars and savoring the occasional 18 Macallan. He admires the progress and intensity of The Mill, where the team continually strives for excellence in every aspect of the dining experience. With a caring demeanor and a dedication to his craft, Sous Chef Jean embodies the spirit of culinary artistry at The Mill Kitchen and Bar.

Olivia Des Rosiers

Front of House Manager

Robin Faddis

Private Events Captin

Perfect for your next event.

The quintessential southern charm found in our restaurant carries itself into the character of each private dining room and to our expansive stone patio overlooking the historic town square.

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The Mill Kitchen and Bar 5
90 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 817-9345