Our Family

Lauren McGraw
Event Manager
Soon after graduating from Indiana University in 2008, with a BA in Fine Arts, Lauren McGraw (then Lauren Angel), embarked on a boating journey down the Mississippi River. Accompanied by her husband, Oliver, they docked in Memphis for a short while, and then continued on to New Orleans. Lauren worked at renowned restaurants around the city of New Orleans, including Emeril Legasse's Delmonico. Lauren and Oliver returned to their home state in 2010 and laid roots in Indianapolis. With almost 17 years in the service industry, she stepped into the role as Private Event Manager at Bluebeard in October 2016.  
 
While Lauren's etiquette and attention to detail have created a crisp momentum in her professional life, her most meaningful role is as a mother to her daughter, Petra.  This modern, working-mama has not only taken over took the Bluebeard Instagram page, but is assisting the restaurant in taking over the hearts (and stomachs) of the Indy food scene. 
Abbi Merriss
Chef
Abbi Merriss began her cooking career in Norfolk, Virginia in 2001 at  The Ten Top and Cora.  She returned home to be closer to her family in 2005 and became a line cook at Elements. She received a presidential scholarship to the Chef's academy in 2007 and earned a degree in Baking and Pastry after completing an internship at P*Ong and working at Falai in NYC.  After returning, she cooked at R Bistro and became an assistant instructor briefly at the Chef's Academy until she was hired as sous chef of Greg Hardesty's restaurant 'Recess' in 2010.
Jan Bugher
FOH Manager/ Sommelier
Jan is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. She is also a Certified Specialist of Wine and member of the Society of Wine Educators. As the Front of House Manager and Beverage Director at Bluebeard, she oversees the wine list, purchases wine, assists guests with wine choices, trains staff on all wine related issues and programs, and oversees all aspects of service. Jan also teaches wine appreciation through various organizations in Central Indiana, and facilitates private wine tasting events. She holds a Beverage Management Certificate from Purdue University.
Charlie McIntosh
Lead Baker

Contact

653 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana
Telephone: 317.686.1580

Directions and Parking

Bluebeard patrons no longer have access to the parking lot across the street, but street parking is still available. We also encourage patrons to utilize Indy's new bike share program, of which there are a couple hubs within a block of our establishment. To ease the parking situation, please consider parking throughout town, where available, and biking over.

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