JP Garcia is the Facilities Manager for the entire company. He manages the service channel requests, supports in overseeing and managing construction in our new locations, and manages all patio designs with furniture as well as removal at seasons end. He oversees the Bottleneck Management storage facility, training on beer cooler installs from the tap system to CO2 education, transferring of equipment and maintenance, and all additional general miscellaneous handymen needs from installing floors to fixing leaky faucets. His main goal is the proper functioning of Bottleneck Management’s restaurants. As JP says, “you can consider me the Batman of handiwork at Bottleneck Management.“
JP Garcia’s career with Bottleneck began 12 years ago as a support staff member at Boundary. He moved on to Sweetwater, then South Branch, where he developed the lead bar back role as well as owning all liquor receiving. Finally, JP ended at Howells and Hood as “The Guy.” He took on a support role building and managing all vendors, overseeing facilities, ordering, and all additional miscellaneous needs. As he was growing his career and supporting the facilities of our local Chicago restaurants, he played a significant role in building the New Restaurant Opening training as it pertains to the support staff role. As of today, JP has traveled the country and opened all 20 of Bottleneck Management’s various restaurant concepts.
Outside of Work
JP’s philosophy is “live life to the extreme.” Take a flight to Washington D.C for the weekend, sure! Why not? He loves concerts, listening to anything from country to Latino rap. JP’s greatest joy of his life is his son, Jax. JP tells us that “Cowboy boots of all varieties, a horse, my dogs, and the sun with my son is really all I need in life.“