Project Category: Operations

Mark Gray

Mark Gray Chief Operating Officer Mark Gray is the Chief Operating Officer for Bottleneck Management Restaurant Group. He joined Bottleneck Management in June of 2019.  Background Mark is formerly the CEO of BarFly Ventures (parent company to HopCat). Prior to his time at Bottleneck Management, Mark was a Director of Operations for Yard House Restaurant […]

Paul Katz

Paul Katz Vice President, Corporate Executive Chef As the Corporate Executive Chef of Bottleneck Management, Chef Katz oversees the menu concepts and kitchen operations for all of the company’s restaurants. Since joining Bottleneck Management in December of 2011, Chef Katz developed an entirely new menu for the Old Town Pour House concept and oversaw its […]

Erin Carroll

Erin Carroll Director of Events Erin joined Bottleneck Management in December of 2011 as the Director of Events for South Branch Tavern & Grille. There, she developed systematic processes for large corporate events as well as launched the now very popular wedding program for weekend business when the restaurant is normally closed to the public. […]

Jordan Gibrick

Jordan Gibrick Director of Operations Jordan joined Bottleneck Management in July of 2009 to open Sweetwater as the Assistant General Manager. He eventually moved up to General Manager of Sweetwater, and then played a major role as a Manager for the opening of Old Town Pour House. Jordan has been a part of 10 openings […]

Paul Williams

Paul WilliamsDirector of Operations Paul joined Bottleneck Management in 2016 as the opening General Manager of The Old Town Pour House in Naperville. The restaurant soon became the training restaurant for Bottleneck Management. In 2019 Paul opened the first Chicagoland City Works Eatery & Pour House as the General Manager. A year later, Paul was […]