Chad Spangler was born & raised in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but came to DC 8 years ago for college. It was during this time he convinced Founding Farmers to hire him as a barback. There, Jon Arroyo introduced him to craft bartending, where he remained for almost 5 years – as head bartender at all three locations, and on the opening teams for both the Potomac Park & Georgetown waterfront restaurants. He then travelled across the country staging at bars like Pour Vous & La Descarga in LA, Coqueta in SF, & The Aviary in Chicago. When he came back he worked for Del Campo with JP Caceres & Chef Victor Albisu and acted as Beverage Director/GM for a consulting group in MD for just under 1 year, before opening bars Red Light (14th st) and Chaplin’s (shaw) with the Wilder Bros. Through Menehune Group, he is currently running the bar program for Provision No. 14.
Notable Awards: Best Bartender DC 2012, Most Imaginitive Bartender 2013 Bombay Sapphire/GQ, Industree “Stunners” top 50 DC, 1st Place Ciroc Week cocktail Competition 2015
Primary Responsibilities: Operations, cocktail development/creation, cost control & inventory management