Josh Rhees and his mother, Bernice Kelley, made their debut as restaurant owners when they opened the Pleasant Valley Grill in South Ogden in 2008. They sold their restaurant at the end of 2009 and Rhees later became the manager of the Mount Ogden Grill. Kelley retired.
The Mount Ogden Grill, located behind the Mount Ogden Surgical Center, is owned by several of the surgical center's physicians. The physicians originally opened the Mount Ogden Cafe in 2009. In the spring of 2010, the cafe closed and reopened under its new name with a different menu and Rhees as the manager.
Rhees takes a hands-on approach, serving by day and cooking at night. Hand-cut certified Angus beef steaks are his specialty. They are cooked at 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit in an infrared broiler. The intense heat sears in the juices and flavor, and the steaks are served at a sizzling 500 degrees.