benjamin

BENJAMIN DEMARCHELIER

Also a native New Yorker, Benjamin also grew up in the hospitality industry. His parents already had 3 successful restaurants before he was born. Understanding the need to learn the business from the inside out his father had him dishwashing at 12 years old at Sunset Beach in Shelter Island By 18 he was expediting in the kitchen and after college Benjamin was managing for Brasserie Cognac in midtown. By the time he was 27 he opened his first business which was a small speak easy in the lower east side of Manhattan. After two years the business was sold for a profit to the owners of a whiskey brand based out of Brooklyn. The following years he travelled to California to open a new brewery taproom, St Barths to run the beverage program at a top cabaret on the island, and Austin to help run the Parish on 6th St. The latter is when he grew to love Austin and decided the next business would be here, where he would live. Most recently, with his sister, they revived the 45-year-old brand his father had created and opened Demarchelier @ The Menhaden Hotel in Greenport New York while in the middle of a pandemic. After successful first season his sister opened a second business while Benjamin set his eyes on Austin.