Ray Archie

Pop-Up Chef
Ray Archie

New York

About Ray Archie

We are Melissa & Ray, hosts of 'The Grill Yard' a cozy Brooklyn locale that feels like home with a full apartment and outdoor garden! The event bug bit us after hosting a Stock the Bar party as one of the celebratory occasions of our new home and upcoming wedding. It was our first event after a summer of labor & love turning our backyard from a space of uneven dirt to a Brooklyn oasis. It is now complete with covered pergola, waterfall feature, "grill kitchen" and lounging! Feedback from our guests got us excited about hosting other events. From elbow to elbow live jam sessions featuring Ray's 14 hour smoked Wagyu briskets, annual murder mystery parties and tasting events, we were hooked on bringing great food, folks and vibes to our space with unique themes and experiences. The Grill Yard was born! We now enjoy working with Chef's and event planners to create social experiences for their guests. We'll help sell tickets, collaborate on ideation & resources. Can't wait to connect and dream up what your event will be!