Adorn Restaurant, the New American restaurant located within the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, has welcomed the newly appointed general manager Colin Hofer to the team. Adorn also announces the further expansion of its beverage team with the additions of head sommelier Owen Huzar and lead bartender Joshua “Sarg” Sargeant.
“We are delighted to welcome Colin Hofer to Four Seasons Hotel Chicago as Adorn Restaurant’s general manager,” says Four Seasons Hotel Chicago’s general manager, Stephen Wancha. “His distinguished journey in Chicago’s hospitality scene and being recognized as Michelin Guide’s Chicago Sommelier of the Year in 2022, sets an extraordinary precedent for our growing restaurant team.”
Since 2016, Colin Hofer has honed his industry knowledge at establishments in Chicago. In his first year in Chicago, Colin began as manager of Beacon Tavern before heading to Soho House as the club floor manager. During his time there, Colin managed the experience for guests while driving food and beverage offerings for club members. In 2020, he joined Bonhomme Hospitality Group as general manager of Porto. In 2022, he was awarded Chicago Sommelier of the Year by Michelin Guide. Most recently, Colin held the role of director of wine and education for all Bonhomme Hospitality Group’s properties, where he drove the beverage programs and quality assurance.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Owen Huzar is the head sommelier and wine buyer for Adorn where he drives the restaurant and bar’s wine program. After earning his WSET Level 3 Certification, he launched his wine company, Owen’s Open Bottles, LLC, where he distributed wine to restaurants and retail stores in Chicago, did private client sales for Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy, and worked with a Master Sommelier’s bottle shop in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Joshua “Sarg” Sargeant is the newly appointed Lead Bartender at Adorn Bar where he oversees the Adorn bar team and cocktail program. Before his role at Adorn, Sarg was a supplier for William Grant and Sons. He will be launching a new cocktail menu at the end of summer 2023, including non-alcoholic pairings for Adorn’s tasting menu.
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