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Based on a philosophy of methodical and responsible growth, Atlas Restaurant Group builds concepts that fill a culinary and experiential void in the market. However, the goal of these properties stretches far beyond the food and beverage landscape. Atlas strives to not only offer a premiere dining experience, but also provide jobs that foster its employees to learn, grow, make an impact, and be proud of the brand they represent.
When he's not racking up wins on the Food Network (he's a six-time winner!), Brandon Sumblin is Executive Chef of DC's Parlour Victoria and Lucha Rosa.
Executive Chefs Amanda Brennan and Manny Sencion joined forces in the Valley Inn kitchen when Oregon Grille closed for renovations.
Tori is one of our Sous Chefs at The Oregon Grille. Her hard work and dedication to her craft will take her far within ARG.
Many of our employees have climbed the ranks within our organization, including Marmo bar manager Manny Castro-Gonzalez who recently moved from Baltimore to Houston.
Veronica joined the ARG team after the acquisition of The Oregon Grille. She started as a server at the Bygone and was quickly promoted to floor manager.
The Choptank employs a large number of front and back of house staff from the local Fells Point community.
Brothers Jesus and Ismael have been employed at the Atlas Quarter since our opening day over six years ago. Both were hired as dishwashers and exhibited a strong work ethic and desire to advance, which led to them earning positions as line cooks.
Larson runs Atlas Farms and his passion for sustainable and organic farming is evident in the incredible produce he provides to our restaurants.
Opening a restaurant in a new city like Philadelphia is never a problem when you have employees like Jameela.
Members of the Atlas team took an educational trip to Maine to learn how the lobsters make it from the ocean to our restaurants.
Charity is a loyal member of the Atlas Restaurant Bar team. She started at Italian Disco 4 years ago as a bartender and was quickly promoted to Bar Manager at Loch Bar, where she still works.
From bartender, to bar leader to corporate mixologist, Keith has served many wonderful concoctions with our guests.
After working in a few of ARG's Baltimore locations, Chef Brandon was eager to move to Houston to help open Marmo.
Founded in 2010 with the opening of Harbor East Delicatessen and Pizzeria in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood, Atlas Restaurant Group now includes everything from fine-dining restaurants and fast-casual concepts to historic neighborhood taverns in Maryland, Florida, Texas and Washington D.C.
Partners Alex and Eric Smith were inspired to pursue a career in hospitality by their grandfather John Paterakis’ immense success with Baltimore’s H&S Bakery. This success was achieved through an unmatched work ethic that continues to inspire the growth of Atlas Restaurant Group.
The Smith brothers understood the value that the hospitality industry can have on cities like Baltimore, by not only offering exciting new dining options that haven’t previously existed, but also providing jobs for the community, and a sense of pride for the locals.
Above all else, we believe in our guiding principles when leading our employees, cultivating leaders, and operating our establishments. Our Core Values and Pillars of Operation guide all employees from the top of the organization to the bottom, as we make decisions to provide the kind of unparalleled entertainment experiences that our guests have come to expect.
A Welcoming Workplace for All
The restaurant industry has always been made up of a diverse and well-represented community of individuals who bring a broad and diverse set of skills, backgrounds and life experiences together to create a team where everyone can thrive.
To ensure and promote a sense of belonging, all Atlas leaders and employees receive mandatory training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as recurring conversations from internal and external experts regarding unconscious bias, cultural awareness, corporate social responsibility and more.
Investing & Impacting
Investing in a city or neighborhood is more than just opening a new restaurant. It means positively impacting the community for years to come through participation, cooperation and volunteerism.
As one of our Core Values states, we are an integral part of our community with a diverse and inclusive mentality towards hiring and hospitality. In addition to our monetary donations and support for hundreds of organizations and charities, Atlas leaders and employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities that are organized by our organization, such as neighborhood cleanups, grocery giveaways, youth mentorships, and much more.
Here are a few of the organizations we frequently work with:
We are lucky to have compiled a world-class team of experienced individuals who are leaders in their respective areas. We believe in a culture of continual learning and development where all employees can advance within the organization.