United States Chef
John Hogan Chef Profile
Professional Bartender and Mixologist!
I am a professional bartender with 18 years of high-volume nightlife and fine dining restaurant experience in Washington DC. I have bartended, managed and opened a small handful of some of the top power spots in DC including Cafe Milano, Mie N Yu, Blue Gin, Felix the Spy Lounge, and Smith & Wollensky's.
I attended St. Mary's College of Maryland, where I was a team captain of the Men's Soccer team, a position that lead to a successful playing career at the semi professional level.
I have been recognized both locally and nationally for work in nightlife including by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, PlumTV-Hamptons, and Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown Passport to Great Weekend’s.
Most recently, I created and placed a gastro-cocktail program at the red hot Hudson Restaurant and Lounge in Downtown DC and was featured in Capital File magazine for my work as bar manager there. I also helped create recipes for Patrón tequila for their Music in Motion fundraising program to benefit local charities in New Orleans. Check out what they're doing at www.musicinmotiontour.com.
I currently work for BarMagic of Las Vegas developing concepts and beverage programs for resorts, casinos, hotels, nightclubs, restaurants and bars around the world.
Awards, Honors and Societies
Best Margaritas, New Times "Best of Syracuse" Awards, 2000
Best Margaritas, New Times "Best of Syracuse" Awards, 2001
Best Hotel Bar, Las Vegas Weekly Readers Choice Awards, 2005
Best Ultralounge, Las Vegas Epicurean Awards, 2005
Best Cocktails, Las Vegad Epicurean Awards, 2005
Best Drink, Food Network Challenge, 2005
Best Singles Bar, Best of Hudson Valley Awards, 2007
Best Cocktails, Las Vegas Epicurean Awards, 2007
The Patrón Music in Motion Tour is a high-energy summer party rolling on track from city to city stopping at some of the hottest concert events of the year. The tour is also a national fundraising effort to rebuild New Orleans and gives you the opportunity to get involved and win amazing prizes. Learn more about this fundraising initiative at www.musicinmotiontour.com
Patron Music in Motion Tour
2008 - present
Price: $20 or less