Meet the Chefs

Jonathan Griffin

Executive Chef

Executive Chef JB Griffin oversees all culinary operations at Prairie Street Brewing Co. and Owly Oop Sports Pub. Originally from Rockford, he graduated from The French Culinary Institute in New York City and has spent the majority of his career cooking at fine dining restaurants in NY and LA. He brings a passion for sourcing local and sustainable foodstuff and loves helping people think about their food and its origins.

Chefs favorite creations are the Ribeye, Cajun Mac, and the O-Fish Filet. When he’s not cooking, he enjoys a fine bourbon or one of our very own Peacock Pale Ale’s.

Executive Chef

Josh Tourville

Executive Sous Chef

Josh, our Brewpub Sous Chef, has been cooking in Rockford kitchens and restaurants for as long as he can remember. He’s worked pretty much every job in every type of restaurant; from fine dining to casual fare, Josh knows what Rockford is hungry for and he knows how to cook it. Josh is a man of the kitchen, but a constant visitor to the dining room. He enjoys stopping by tables and listening to guests to find out what we can improve on for their next visits.

Next time you’re in, order a Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Josh’s favorite menu item – paired with a Peacock Pale Ale – his favorite beer – and flag him down to say hi and give him some tasting notes!

Executive Sous Chef

David Acosta

Catering Sous Chef

Chef David Acosta is our Catering Sous Chef. Alongside Executive Chef Jonathan Griffin, he helps provide the highest quality, tastiest, and most beautiful dishes for all our events. Chef David has been in the kitchen for more than 20 years honing his craft – which will be evident when you first taste his outstanding food.

Consistency and freshness are hallmarks of the catering kitchen at Prairie Street Brewing Co, and as David says, “we put out hundreds of dishes any given evening, but every single plate is important. Every individual plate is going to a single person that we care about. Every bite needs to be perfect, every time.”

Pop in the brewpub once service is over and say hi to Chef David and his crew. He’ll be the guy in a chef coat enjoying a Rocktown Brown!

Catering Sous Chef