Visit Us – and meet our makers.
505 E. Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon. – Tues. CLOSED
Wed – Thurs: 4pm – 9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)
Fri – Sat: 12pm – 10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sun: 11am – 3pm (kitchen closes at 3pm)
GENERAL MANAGER – DREW CHARRON
Drew comes from a private sector corporate background, which allowed him to travel the country. Through his business travels, Drew was able to enjoy fine dining of all varieties in cities throughout the country. This experience created a love of things not always readily accessible in Iowa until recent years. Along with this experience, one of Drew’s main projects was operating an emergency supply program that provided products to locations across the globe.
“This was my first bit of experience with ‘purveying’ and I quickly realized how much I enjoyed finding ways to source unique items from irregular places.”
Drew enjoys interacting with people of all backgrounds, and eventually sought an escape from the corporate grind.
“Being a Des Moines local, I was able to observe the catering business and food being produced by the Port of Des Moines businesses, and knew this was a level of quality, and an approach not often seen in Iowa.”
After Drew started working for Port of Des Moines, he was able to eventually take his work experience and ethic into the new opportunity… the Purveyor.
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF – Alix Brower
My name is Alix Brower. My love for cooking began at an early age and I turned my passion into a profession by enrolling at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Following graduation, I focused on my skills as a chocolatier at Ritual Chocolate, an establishment specializing in bean-to-bar craft chocolate using old-world methods.
This passionate pursuit for chocolate led me to a position at Piece, Love, & Chocolate, a gourmet Chocolaterie on Boulder’s famous Pearl Street. There I created handmade truffles and discovered the love of inspiring others to cook creatively while leading classes on artisan chocolate.
Since relocating back to Iowa, I have worked as a pastry chef at Dorè. I have found pastry making as an outlet to express my creativity, artistry, and passion.
“At La Quercia, we believe that the food we eat can delight us each day. We craft our cured meats with the highest quality materials, combined with careful adherence to tradition and the judicious use of modern tools. The food we eat tells us a story, reaching from the farmers to our processing facility to stores and restaurants and then to the final consumers who purchase our meats and enjoy them. We are thrilled to be part of Purveyor’s work and narrative.”
Kathy Eckhouse, Co-Founder and Owner of La Quercia
Welcome to the Purveyor, your local European-inspired access to wine on tap, charcuterie and fine desserts by Doré Bakery! Let us show you how we aim to promise the best for our guests through our mission of procure, taste, education and conserve. Where did the idea...