Chicago-based Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has hired distinguished beverage consultant Julieta Campos, who will serve as its director of beverage and bar operations.
Campos joins The Fifty/50 Group with an expansive repertoire of skills and knowledge surrounding front-of-house and behind-the-scenes beverage operations. After jumpstarting her career at Grant Achatz’s The Aviary, she spent the next several years honing her skills behind the bar at The Berkshire Room until she took over the beverage program at The Whistler. In 2018, Campos was recognized in NewsFeed’s 40 Under 40 list as a rising star in the industry. That same year, she also received a Jean Banchet Award nomination for Best Mixologist.
In her role as director of beverage and bar operations, Campos will primarily work with the bar teams at The Berkshire Room and The Sixth, two of The Fifty/50 Group’s original cocktail-focused concepts. The Berkshire Room, located on 15 E Ohio Street, is an upscale lounge specializing in craft- and barrel-finished cocktails as well as New American bar snacks. The Sixth Bar, located on 2202 W Lawrence Avenue, bolsters a similar theme of modern elegance with its own unique offerings of craft cocktails and small bites.
“At the core of my work, I am motivated by delivering bold and unique concoctions and building a community. As the new director of beverage and bar operations at The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, I aim to consistently keep these values in mind, thinking outside the box when it comes to menu development while also fostering a welcoming environment for everyone on the team,” says Julieta Campos. “I am so excited to work with such an exceptional group of people that are passionate about creating one-of-a-kind experiences for guests.”
In addition to her primary focus of overseeing and directing menu development at the restaurant group’s cocktail-focused concepts, Campos will work with the leadership and concept development teams to create new menus and bar programs. She will also assist in hiring and training new bar teams for some of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s other brands.
“At The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, our team is dedicated to being game-changers in the restaurant industry. We are constantly seeking new ways to push boundaries and explore the unknown,” says Greg Mohr, co-owner of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group. “Julieta’s passion for the unconventional when it comes to both menu development and bar operations will make her an amazing addition to our talented team of professionals, and we are thrilled to welcome her.”
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