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As General Manager of Husk Savannah, Joshua Gause approaches the role with a careful balance, working to maintain an environment rooted in respect and unmatched hospitality. A Georgia native, Gause began working in restaurants earlier than most. At age 16, he worked in the kitchen at Pistol Pete’s, a casual chicken restaurant that his neighbor, Irby Gilder, owned and operated. With a small-town vibe and a family feel, the restaurant provided Gause with longtime mentors including Gilder who taught him to be confident and have pride in what you do, even if it’s just flipping a burger or frying up chicken.
After gaining this new perspective, Gause attended Ole Miss and graduated with a degree in Managerial Finance in 2015. Deciding to utilize his leadership skills in an unexpected way, Gause notes that he’s proud of “not doing what was expected of me after I graduated from a good school with a very marketable degree.”
He instead followed his passion in hospitality and joined The Neighborhood Dining Group team as a Server Assistant in 2018. Rising up the ranks from administration to front of house manager to now general manager of Husk Savannah, Gause maintains the moral and culture inspired by his predecessor at the restaurant, treating each employee with individual care. With a background in finance, he also deeply understands all behind-the-scenes operations at the restaurant, and how to successfully translate that hard work from the staff on to daily financial statements.
Gause enjoys working in an environment he loves, one of controlled chaos where every day is different. When he’s not at Husk, Gause enjoys watching movies or playing golf – a true testament to a life rooted in balance.