The 7-Year veteran of Crafted Kitchen and Taps - he was one of the first hires back in 2016, brought on as a server. As the years went on, he climbed the ladder and was able to complete his dream. He is now the Co-Owner/Operator of CKT and is pushing to make his dream come true. During his 7 years as an employee, he expanded his knowledge of the industry not only on the craft side, but also on the business side. Lance was not just his boss, but his mentor. He knows very well if it wasn't for Lance and Jessica, he would not be where he is today. He fought all the trials and tribulations the world wanted to throw at him, and now he smiles at them and invites them to keep on trying to hold him back! He's a force that can seem questionable at first, but get to know him, you'll see he's more than meets the eye.
Beers Tried: 17K +
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Meet the Beercules of the industry. Jacob has several years of experience behind both the bar and in fine dining. He first met Joseph while in beer distribution and wanted to get back into the industry after realizing that the team Joseph was building, was a team he wanted to be a part of. Jacob is not only a part of the team, but he will also be a key part in the growth of CKT and helping make it a place that all can enjoy no matter the time of day. He's a force to be reckoned with, his witty comebacks and personability with everyone are above reproach. When you come in and see this guy, you are in for a good laugh and a good time!
Meet Ed, The Metal Head.
Ed, as we all know, is a music- loving guy. Coming from Alamo Drafthouse, his experience in beer was very minimal. He looked forward to working with Joseph for training, growth of his knowledge, and pushing every day to be better than the rest. He has worked his way up the ladder and is now one of the top beertenders on duty behind the bar!
Darian has been one of our most loyal employees. Starting with us back in 2018 as a server at 18 years old, she couldn't try anything, but she learned everything she could to help each and every customer with our extensive beer list. Once she hit 21, she took it upon herself to expand her knowledge and become one of the faces of CKT. Now climbing up the ladder to becoming a beertender, she is working towards becoming Cicerone Certified and can't wait to see what the future will bring!
Alix started with us back in 2018 when we were Growler USA. Working two jobs and never skipping a beat. she is what we call "a smiling daisy." She's sure to always be smiling, laughing, and enjoying every minute of her day! She definitely brings a smile to everyone's face. She not only brings a smile to people's faces here at the pub, but she also helps people embark on their dream vacation as a Travel Agent!
Mother of 1
Gavin is the man who loves sports. Serving with us for 2 years now, he's the only reason any of us stays on top of the sports here at the pub. Not only does he love sports and follow it religiously, but he is also very personable with all the customers and loves to help everyone have a great time experiencing CKT!
Baseball Card Trader
Cameron came to us very recently, having years of experience in the industry he is a great addition to the team. He brings a great witty sense of humor with a little dryness added so he can be very hard to read, yet he's one of those guys that makes you come back in the future. Working in liquor forward bars around Houston, we hope he helps us excel in the future growth of the pub and we can't wait to see him grow with us as a team!
Haley is the newest addition to our team. Starting with us in September of 2023, she came to us on a whim and wanted to be a part of our family. Being young she has the drive to push her knowledge and expertise to the next level which makes her a perfect fit. She is currently going to school to become a hairstylist and expand her career in the industry. We look forward to see what she does and how much she grows in the coming months/years! When you see her, say hi so she feels welcome to the family!
Harris has been with CKT for many years on and off. From working in kitchens before to being an Amazon employee, he found himself back at home at CKT. Striving to become the Kitchen Manager, he has grown and become just that. Over the years he has been more of the quiet fellow that didn't really get involved in all the little things, he has now become a very dedicated person in the kitchen and will be a key component for our growth. He hasn't just been motivated with us, but in his day-to-day life. He likes to hit the gym, play video games, watch all major sports, and dabble in photography. If you see him, say hey, he will surprise you with his knowledge and wittiness.
Not much to this young fella, but who was at such a young age. He's Gavin's little brother and is also into all thing's sports. He has really stepped up his dedication and motivation in the kitchen. Coming from not a lot of experience to excelling in learning and being a key component in the kitchen, we at CKT really are excited to see where this kid does in the future. Cheers to Dylan!
Mr. Laid Back
Brett is a kind soul and loves what he does. He doesn't ask for much nor expects much. He enjoys his video games, and music like no other. Coming from a great family and parents who are well involved with Katy/Houston school system, he has this overwhelming sense of protection and care for those around him. He doesn't like to be a disappointment which is why we at CKT truly enjoy him being a part of our team.
Eddie is one of our new BOH cooks that came out of the woodworks to show his love for cooking. Working for the Growler USA down in South Houston, he finds himself back in the kitchen in a very familiar way. Exceeding expectations and pushing to help make the menu better and recipes, we are happy to have him apart of our team. This man loves to cook, watch old school movies, and working himself hard to take care of his daughter. He hopes to be a key ingredient to our success, and we are happy to accept him in our family!
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