Beverage Director at Monsoon & Ba Bar
Jon has been working with the Saigon Siblings since the very early days of Monsoon Bellevue where he started as a bartender. Since then, his creative cocktailing prowess and leadership skills have led him to the job he currently holds today as Saigon Siblings Beverage Director. Here’s a few highlights from Jon’s daily grind:
Rancher, Soccer Coach, Fisherman
First Restaurant Job
Some Italian joint in Vista, washing dishes.
Favorite Seattle Restaurant
Café Flora (I don’t go out)
Favorite Late Night Snack
I don’t go out
Favorite Vietnamese Dish
Anything served in a claypot.
What Do You Do On Your Day Off?
Try to make my kids stop fighting with each other.
Memorable Restaurant Disaster
I once splattered cream sauce onto a Seattle City Councilman’s face and then tried to clean him off with the napkin I took off his lap. But then, my buddy served someone French onion soup with a strand of cheese running from his mouth to the guest’s crouton as he extended the bowl to him, so I didn’t feel so bad in restrospect.
Describe A Perfect Day
Seeing the Pixies in Budapest with my wife and hearing climate change is over while my kids hug each other and twirl around in circles for no reason.
Favorite Part of The Pacific Northwest
It affords me the opportunity and necessity to work all the time. And I love being around sharp, passionate and diverse people.
Alternate Universe Career
Probably Hawaii with the kids.
True Romance, maybe. Parasite was great.