Kimberly started her 21-year career in the restaurant industry with the Pappas’ company in 1989 when she moved back to her native Texas from Southern California. Working her way into such positions as preferred trainer, head wait, bartender and activity director, Kimberly found the atmosphere in the industry more and more enticing. She went on to manage for such concepts as Landry’s and La Madeleine. She was offered her first GM position in Austin with Texas Land and Cattle. While in Austin, she continued as a GM for TL&C and again with Landry’s, where her locations were training stores.
In 2007 Mrs. Hildebrand joined the Kirby’s management team as the general manager of their San Antonio location. After a few months, she returned to the Houston area and took over the GM position in The Woodlands.
“The biggest compliment I can give Kimberly is that we rarely look outside of our own staff for members of management. We simply feel promoting within is the best recipe for success. However, on Kimberly’s first day of training she immediately embraced our family oriented style of management, our culture, and our love for this profession. It was like she had been with us from the very beginning” says the company’s Training Director, Rick Shew.
Kimberly loves to cook and entertain and believes that great food and good wine can make the simplest of occasions the most memorable. There’s nothing she enjoys more than to be surrounded by family and friends at her dinner table.
Eric Saville is the director of private events and marketing for Kirby’s Steakhouse in The Woodlands. Eric was born in New York, but grew up in Spring, Texas, and began his career in the restaurant industry in 1995.
Eric joined the opening team in The Woodlands in 2004 as a server, and shortly after became one of their favorite bartenders. After finishing up with his B. A. in Business Marketing in 2007 from The University of Houston, he was ready to become the “face” of Kirby’s Steakhouse in The Woodlands. His positive outlook and bright smile are his calling card, and he takes great pride in making sure things are done in the best taste possible to represent Kirby’s Steakhouse the brand.
Eric is highly involved in The Woodlands community, keeping in touch with all of the various media, and charity organizations. Mr. Saville continues to think of innovative and creative ways to market and promote Kirby’s Steakhouse and, as a devoted professional, also finds time to travel to other cities helping to promote the company’s other restaurants.
Oh, and he may just jump behind the bar and shake you a martini for old time’s sakes. You’ll thank him later.
Jeremy Stagner is the newest member of the Kirby’s management team but is no stranger to the hospitality business, or for that matter Kirby’s, where he has worked since 2004.
Mr. Stagner’s strong suit has always been opening restaurants. He has opened 6 restaurants ranging in conceptuality, including Kirby’s most recent locations in The Woodlands and San Antonio, TX.
His love for wine lead him to a Sommelier certification in 2008 and he continues to educate himself not only on wine, but food, scotch, and the world of beer.
Some of Jeremy’s previous companies he has held positions for include The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), Marriott Waterway, Zula, Sambuca Jazz Café, TGIFriday’s, and Grady’s American Grill.
Jeremy’s management style is a direct reflection of his personality: humble, informative, fair, concise, and incredibly friendly. “I am in this profession because I love to meet new people and make people happy. The hospitality business is the perfect fit for a guy like me.” The Kirby’s family is grateful to have him as part of their team.
As one of our original sous chef’s at Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse in The Woodlands, Chef Clarence is very passionate about food and its meticulous preparation.
Now executive chef at Kirby’s Steakhouse, he continues to share his experience and culinary passion of food and wine with all of The Woodlands..In addition Chef Clarence is now part of the opening team for our newest concept Nickel & Rye, a bar located in the Uptown area of Dallas, TX.
We are very lucky to have such an amazing, passionate Chef overseeing our kitchen. Once you meet him you will understand.