MEET THE TEAM BEHIND BURG & BARREL
At Burg & Barrel, our success is fueled by the remarkable individuals who comprise our team. Each member embodies a passion for culinary excellence and a dedication to delivering an unparalleled dining experience. From our skilled chefs who craft mouthwatering creations to our attentive servers who ensure your every need is met, every interaction with our team reflects warmth, professionalism, and a commitment to making your visit truly memorable. Unified by a shared love for exceptional food, outstanding service, and a vibrant atmosphere, the Burg & Barrel team is more than just staff – we're a family dedicated to exceeding your expectations and creating moments to savor.
CEO / FOUNDER
Jake envisioned the development of a local restaurant group founded upon key principles of integrity and innovation with a passionate desire to put the customer experience first. With an extensive background in the industry, Jake’s unwavering determination and no-nonsense approach helped to pave the way for the Burg & Barrel. Burg & Barrel now encompasses three restaurants which include Burg & Barrel locations in Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, a private event space named the Rickhouse, along with the Burg & Barrel Food Truck. Jake resides locally with his wife, Mandy, and three children.
CFO / FOUNDER
Mandy initially made her mark in the service industry at Jerry's Bait Shop in Lenexa. She swiftly progressed from a server to a bartender and to a manager in a remarkably brief period. Following her relocation to Lee's Summit to oversee a new establishment, she felt poised for the next phase in her professional journey. This led her to establish her own bar in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City. She joined forces with Jake, culminating in the inception of the Burg & Barrel. Mandy's original vision seamlessly translated into each establishment, characterized by exceptional customer service, dynamic menus, and distinctive craft beverages.
EXECUTIVE CHEF / FOOD TRUCK PARTNER
Ulises has always been involved in the restaurant industry and has worked in various restaurant kitchens in both Kansas and Missouri. As the Executive Chef for Burg & Barrel, he oversees kitchen operations for all locations. Ulises’ passionate commitment to excellence carries through in his fine eye for detail and commitment to quality. His rapid ability to organize and mobilize kitchen staff makes him a valued and respected leader in the industry. A true visionary, he is thorough in his assessment of quality and proficiency.
With her adventurous spirit and a heart full of creativity, she continuously seeks inspiration in the world around her. Leslie's dedication to her craft, her love for creating unforgettable experiences, and her commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to the Burg & Barrel team. When she's at the helm, you can be assured that every event will be nothing short of extraordinary.