The Global Grill

Global Grill is an upscale tapas bar and restaurant in Downtown Pensacola. Executive Chef Frank and his wife, Jane, opened Global Grill in 2003, introducing Northwest Floridians to the tapas style of dining. The Global Grill offers unique culinary creations combined with Mediterranean, European, Asian and American influences. The Global Grill takes pride in using the freshest local seasonal seafood and produce to create innovative and exciting tapas and main plates.

Chef Frank Taylor

Since opening Global Grill over a decade ago, Chef Frank Taylor has repeatedly been nominated Best Chef from the Independent News ”Best of the Coast” and the Pensacola News Journal’s “Best of the Bay.” He consistently has won “Best Original Menu,” “Best Appetizers” and “Best Overall Restaurant,” among others. Throughout his career, Frank has won numerous accolades and culinary competitions, including the WSRE “Gastronomique” award in 1998 and 1999. Global Grill has won the Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Living abroad as an “Army Brat” in high school sparked Frank’s culinary interest. He had the opportunity to travel and enjoy a wide variety of authentic European cuisine, thus beginning an early appreciation of diverse foods. After high school, Frank moved to Pensacola to pursue a degree in marine biology at the University of West Florida. After working his way through college in a restaurant, he found his true calling was in the kitchen. He quickly worked his way up the ranks to become executive chef at Jubilee, where he worked for 13 years. After Hurricane Opal in 1995, Frank was guest chef under Chef Jamie Shannon for several months at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, where he perfected classic French and Creole cuisine. Frank donates his time and talents to many local non-profit fundraisers. He supports several local charities, the arts and the rebirth of Downtown Pensacola.

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