Artist, Mixologist, and the son of West Indian Immigrants to the United States learned gastronomy through the rich culinary history of his Trinidadian family of restaurateurs. At a young age he found the kitchen and later on, the bar, to be a places of creativity and art. While attending the FIT in NYC he caught the cocktail bug and soon after started as an apprentice for a well know mixologist in DC. Through the rum rich origins of his Caribbean heritage and his own artistic background Glendon creates visually stunning cocktails with bold flavors. After acquiring a working knowledge and experience Glendon went on to create beverage menus for Blacksalt Fish Market, Lost Society and Cava Mezze Restaurant Group as well as creating cocktails for multiple Spirit brands including Patron Tequila, GreyGoose Vodka, Pisco Porton, Bombay Sapphire, Atlantico Rum and Deleon Tequila. Glendon was the President of the United States Bartenders Guild chapter of DC and is heading up new projects as the Creative Director of the Menehune Group Consulting company to elevate the nation's capital as one of the country's best places to eat and Drink. Glendon has been an integral part of every one of The Menehune Group’s projects.
In 2017 Chad Spangler & Glendon Hartley opened the highly acclaimed Service Bar on DC’s U St. Corridor. Service Bar is highly recognized as one of the best cocktail bars on the east coast, voted Best New Bar in DC, is nationally recognized, and an influential hangout amongst DC’s restaurant scene.
Notable Awards/Certifications: US Punch Wars Champion (Grey Goose), French Bureau of Armangac Cerfitication, Tequila Regulatory Council Certification, Bar Alcohol Resource 5 Day, Vice President USBG DC Chapter
Primary Responsibilities: Cocktail development/creation, prep, ingredient sourcing, bar design/layout