Meet the Team

At Pearl & Horn, we are prideful  in offering an unforgettable dining experience that combines the finest cuisine and cocktails with exceptional service. Behind our success story stands a talented team of individuals who are passionate about food, committed to excellence, and dedicated to serving you with the utmost professionalism.

Meet the Team

At Pearl & Horn, we are prideful  in offering an unforgettable dining experience that combines the finest cuisine and cocktails with exceptional service. Behind our success story stands a talented team of individuals who are passionate about food, committed to excellence, and dedicated to serving you with the utmost professionalism.

Chef George Lazi

Born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, Chef George found a passion for food and hospitality through his family and his culture at a very young age. He often found himself in the kitchen cooking while his parents worked. There he learned to appreciate making meals that fed the soul and his family. At 19 George immigrated to New York City after graduating from dental school – the family business. However, he was immediately drawn back to his true calling and began working at a kosher deli in Queens.

Eventually, Chef George graduated from the culinary program at the Art Institute of New York and officially began his career in New York City with a position at Jean Georges, the pedigreed Michelin-star monument to French cooking. Although working for a world-renowned chef was inspiring, advancement was slow, and he wanted to expand his skillset. An opportunity with Fig and Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant that was branching out to California, allowed him to become the Corporate Head Chef in only six years.

As the Corporate Head Chef, Chef George would regularly travel to the West Coast of the U.S. as well as Europe. During his visits to the South of France, he was introduced to the region’s insistence on fresh, seasonal ingredients that culminated in clean yet exciting dishes. When he and Luba moved to Northwest Florida in 2013, he knew it was time to take his passion to the next level and open up the couple’s first restaurant in downtown Pensacola. Chef George’s culinary expertise has allowed his innovative dishes at George Bistro + Bar on North 9th Avenue to clear the way for unexpectedly humble delicacies.

Today, Chef George is proud to welcome everyone to his newest restaurant, Pearl & Horn, that was inspired by from Georgia, Chef George's homeland, and the bountiful seafood available locally in the Gulf Coast.

Luba Lazi

Luba immigrated to New Orleans from Kazakhstan as a teenager before relocating with her family to Pensacola in 2000. Once she earned her degree in fashion merchandising from Florida State University, Luba made her way to New York City for an internship with Bergdorf Goodman. Although she knew this was a life-changing career move, she never expected to meet her would-be husband at a work Christmas party shortly after. Luba and George married and spent many years traveling and taking in all of the world’s offerings.

 

In 2013 Luba’s mother became ill with cancer, and the couple felt it was time to head back to Pensacola. Since returning, Luba was instrumental in the opening of the first George Bistro + Bar location in downtown Pensacola and equally imperative to the launch of the current location on North 9th Avenue. Her acclimation to the restaurant industry was seamless, trading haute couture for haute cuisine via her aesthetic-focused background.

 

As the successful business grew, so did the Lazi family. Together she and George have two beautiful children, Georgina and Grant. Today, Luba is often the first smiling face that greets you at their restaurants, Pearl & Horn and George Bistro + Bar.

Luba Lazi

Luba immigrated to New Orleans from Kazakhstan as a teenager before relocating with her family to Pensacola in 2000. Once she earned her degree in fashion merchandising from Florida State University, Luba made her way to New York City for an internship with Bergdorf Goodman. Although she knew this was a life-changing career move, she never expected to meet her would-be husband at a work Christmas party shortly after. Luba and George married and spent many years traveling and taking in all of the world’s offerings.

 

In 2013 Luba’s mother became ill with cancer, and the couple felt it was time to head back to Pensacola. Since returning, Luba was instrumental in the opening of the first George Bistro + Bar location in downtown Pensacola and equally imperative to the launch of the current location on North 9th Avenue. Her acclimation to the restaurant industry was seamless, trading haute couture for haute cuisine via her aesthetic-focused background.

 

As the successful business grew, so did the Lazi family. Together she and George have two beautiful children, Georgina and Grant. Today, Luba is often the first smiling face that greets you at their restaurants, Pearl & Horn and George Bistro + Bar.

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Michelle Cash

General Manager

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Chris Kennedy

Sous Chef

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Ladarion McGee

Sous Chef

Jarrod Fry

Jarrod Fry

Front of House Manager

Nicole Greenwell

Nicole Greenwell

Beverage Director

Emily Veal, Marketing Director

Emily Veal

Marketing Director

Rachelle Rue, Administrative Director

Rachelle Rue

Administrative Director

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Michelle Cash

General Manager

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Chris Kennedy

Sous Chef

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Ladarion McGee

Sous Chef

Jarrod Fry

Jarrod Fry

Front of House Manager

Nicole Greenwell

Nicole Greenwell

Beverage Director

Emily Veal, Marketing Director

Emily Veal

Marketing Director

Rachelle Rue, Administrative Director

Rachelle Rue

Administrative Director

Careers

At the heart of Pearl & Horn is our incredible team. Each member of our staff is committed to providing an exceptional guest experience, and we are always on the lookout for new talent. Interested in being a part of Pearl & Horn? Email your resumé to hello@pearlandhorn.com and let us know what positions interest you!

Contact Us

GIVE US A CALL
(850) 332-5108

EMAIL
hello@pearlandhorn.com

Open Hours

Wed - Thurs:  4:30 – 9
Fri - Sat:  4 – 10
Sun:  4 – 9