A D.C. native and classically trained musician, Drew has been in the DMV's service industry since his formative years. Balancing time between the city's punk scene and bartending, he fell in love with fine dining.
Focusing on craft cocktails and wine, he has created bar programs at Sidebar and Bar Charley, learning tricks from industry vets along the way. Constantly wanting to grow along with D.C's burgeoning restaurant scene, he's joined the team at Bar Pilar.
Jesse fell in love with cooking on his way to becoming a painter. It might have had something to do with the late nights, hard work, good food, friends…and the women. Friends & former co-workers from the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Maryland brought him into the kitchen at Saint-Ex more than seven years ago. Since then, he’s continued to hone his craft and focus his artistic creativity onto the menu at Bar Pilar.