In this industry, we tend to think of service in terms of breakfast, lunch and dinner. In honor of Veterans Day, however, we thought we’d take a moment to speak with some members of the restaurant community who have experienced real service—in the military that is. We tapped some chefs who have gone on to have successful careers as restaurant owners and chefs after their tours of duty were finished, and got their takes on why it’s important to support veteran-owned establishments.
Evan Matz moved his family to Virginia to be a part of a wonderful community. He wanted to bring craft beer and food and a social gathering place. With the opening of his Crafthouse locations he did just that. For Evan, it's all about community.
Before Matt Greer opened Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna, VA, he had many non-restaurant industry related jobs including building apps. After realizing that there was a beer desert in his hometown, he decided to do something about it and start his own brewery and restaurant.