A California transplant with a degree in Computer Science and Music History from MIT, Jared may seem at first glance an unlikely bartender. But an enthusiasm for cocktails led him into the industry in 2010 during his senior year, joining the impressive team at Eastern Standard as a barback, where he learned from the likes of prolific bar mentor Jackson Cannon and other well-known faces of the cocktail world.
Even after moving to Manhattan to take a competitive financial job as a tech analyst at global investment bank Barclays Capital, Jared continued his work in bars at Elsa in the East Village during his (admittedly very limited) spare time. Toiling away for a year in a corporate setting revealed that – while he was drawn to elements of finance and business – the hospitality space was more personally fulfilling.
In 2011, Jared moved back to Boston and quickly found a home at Chef Tony Maws’ James Beard Foundation award-winning restaurant Craigie on Main, coincidentally the place where he fell in love with cocktail culture while in school. His career trajectory accelerated from there with positions as Craigie’s Head Bartender (2012) and Beverage Manager (2013), eventually rising to Beverage Director of the restaurant and its younger sibling, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter.
Jared was recognized for his early mastery of the local cocktail scene as part of Zagat’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2014, which distinguishes the young, up-and- coming personalities in Boston’s dining and beverage industries.
Jared’s most recent career move brought him back across the Charles River to Kenmore Square, where he works as Bar Manager of Jackson Cannon's award-winning cocktail lounge, The Hawthorne, and Assistant Bar Director of the Hotel Commonwealth and Eastern Standard. Jared's eye on the intersection of drink, service, culture and analytics lends a thoughtful, data-driven approach to the group's heightened focus on hospitality, developing new tools to help his staff work more effectively to provide an unparalleled drinking & dining experience.