The hospitality industry was a career meant-to-be for Kevin. Growing up on the West Coast in Washington, Kevin first began waiting tables simply to make ends meet. A football scholarship brought him east, at least somewhat, to Orange City, Iowa where he attended Northwestern College. During this time he would frequently make trips up to the Chicagoland area and it wasn’t before long that Kevin fell in love with the Windy City, as well as its growing restaurant scene.
In 2000, Kevin joined Lettuce Entertain You as the Wine Director at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Chicago. In his 20+ year tenure there, he has opened two additional Joe’s locations (Las Vegas & Washington, DC), and currently serves as the Divisional Beverage Director for the concept, in addition to now serving as Beverage Director for The Gin Commission.