Dev Johnson


Employees Only

In 1995, Dev began his career in his hometown, Los Angeles, at the trendy west side restaurant Chaya Venice. After 11 years of honing his skills in hospitality, he moved to NYC in 2006. After 2 years, he was finally able to find a home at Employees Only where he continued to study and practice, more specifically the craft of cocktails competitions and played an integral role as part of the award winning team at Employees Only which garnered the 2011 TOTC Spirited Awards: “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” & “World’s Best Drink Selection” and again in 2015, when they were tapped with “Best American Bar Team” and “Best High Volume Cocktail Bar”. He has become a recognized and well-respected figure in the industry, as well as being asked to travel internationally to present seminars and do trainings.