Kevin Rogers was born & raised in Brooklyn, New York City. After having graduated from the University of Virginia, he moved to Washington, DC and ultimately received a J.D. from Georgetown University. Realizing that he always had a dream to open a bar, Kevin decided to take a turn in the hospitality industry. He was on the opening teams of a number of cutting edge and highly acclaimed bars, restaurants, and lounges. These venues included a diverse array of wine and craft beer centric bars as well as cocktail focused restaurants. An avid reader of all things related to alcoholic beverages, Kevin has earned and garnered a number of the most prestigious wine and spirits certifications available in the industry in his effort to be on the edge of spirits education and training. Through his work with the Menehune Group, he currently trains the staffs of numerous restaurants on how to more knowledgeably and effectively sale spirits, wine, beer, and cocktails to their clientele.
Notable Awards/Certifications: Wine& Spirits Education Trust Advanced Certificate in Wine & Spirits – Earned Spring 2007; Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) – Bar Certified, New York – Earned May 2008; Certified Specialist in Spirits (CSS) – Society of Wine Educators – Earned April 2011.
Primary Responsibilites: Education, Service/Guest Experience, quality control & management, spirits/beer/wine inventory