Chase Worthen

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Chase Worthen

Chase

Meet “Charming Chase.”  He’s classic and funny and says his cocktails are unique because they’re “made with love.”  Prior to bartending, Chase worked as a sushi chef in Nevada (where he’s from) and at local hot spot Takashi.  Six years ago he decided to try his hand at bartending and immediately knew it was something he wanted to pursue. Flash forward to 2016, and Chase has become his own boss; he is a partner at The Ruin and a founder of Nice & Easy Bartending Co.  While it’s his classic style that shines at work, it’s his humorous and fun personality that excels in his personal life.  He’s known for his dad jokes, and on Sundays during the summer he can be found drinking beer and flying down the rides at Lagoon. 

ESTABLISHMENT // The Ruin, Salt Lake City, UT

FUN FACT // Participates in Spartan Races

PERSONAL FACT // Works with charity groups

FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY // The People


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IAN HASSELFELD

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IAN HASSELFELD

Ian, bar expert at HSL, SLC is a true creator. Currently in welding school, he has an eye, and a great palette for creating beautiful things. When he’s not behind the bar or lighting things up, you can find him skateboarding or working on his truck. He has a love of photography and a great artistic eye. Ian started creating innovative and delicious cocktails as a bartender one month after turning 21. His passion and love for building and creating things is evident in all of his drinks.

Ian said that one of the best things about bartending is showing the customer a drink they have never had or experienced and seeing them light up when they take the first sip is the best part of bartending for Iam.

We can not wait to see what Ian creates next. You can find him behind the swanky, SLC, Handle. Be prepared to be wow’d.

ESTABLISHMENT // HLS, Salt Lake City, UT

PERSONAL FACT //  Welder. Skateboarder (some would considered pro), Photographer.

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Brett Peretti

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Brett Peretti

The outdoors is integral to Brett’s life.  He loves bartending because it affords him the outdoor lifestyle he loves

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Ivan Lucero

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Ivan Lucero

A self-proclaimed ‘goofball,’ Ivan loves imparting his fun and energetic personality on his staff whom he encourages to be themselves and to have fun.

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Marcus MacDonald

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Marcus MacDonald

For Marcus, bartending is all about the thrill and excitement of something new and taboo. Growing up in the LDS community, Marcus was taught that alcohol was evil and would lead to destructive behavior.  Although this sentiment was ingrained in him, it did not deter him from pursuing a career in bartending.

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Arianne Prina King

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Arianne Prina King

A self-proclaimed “gypsy soul,” it is a wonder that Arianne settled in Utah after having spent much of her childhood living in South American countries and, particularly, the Dominican Republic...

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Natalie Hamilton

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Natalie Hamilton

Natalie’s inquisitive nature has taken her down a path of learning and exploring, whether it’s through reading and studying, or gallivanting throughout the world in search of her next inspiration.  She’s been to almost every continent...

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Jameel Gaskins

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Jameel Gaskins

After graduating from college, Jameel moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.  As most aspiring, unemployed actors do, Jameel began working in the restaurant business.  It was in this arena, rather than...

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Josh Jones

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Josh Jones

With a father as a chef, it is no surprise that Josh entered the food and beverage industry.  Josh worked his way up from busser to bartender at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, where he had the privilege of learning about wine and experimenting with different cocktails for his frequent customers.

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Alberto Higuera

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Alberto Higuera

Alberto grew up around food and cooking. In Baja, Mexico, where he was born and raised, only women were allowed in the kitchen.  However, Alberto’s innate curiosity led him to follow his nose and taste buds into the kitchen where he discovered his love of cooking...

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Cherie Bartleson

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Cherie Bartleson

Don’t blink or you’ll miss seeing Cherie’s newest project!  Cherie diligently hops from one activity to the next, easily getting swept up in a new creative endeavor or hobby.  Her two kids and husband fuel her “flavors of the minute,” supplying ideas or lending a hand...

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Davy Bartlett

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Davy Bartlett

Davy has always enjoyed fixing things, a passion he shares with his father.  Six months ago he and a friend opened their own motorcycle shop in an historic automotive building.  They are proud to have restored the space while maintaining its original flair.  The shop is not just for repairing and...

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JACOB HALL

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JACOB HALL

From his attire to his profession and personal life, Jacob brings his classic hipster style and flair for the romantic and escapist to everything he does...

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MARY BATES

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MARY BATES

Mary’s true passions in life are making people happy and being active in the outdoors. She recently started split boarding (if you don’t know what that is, look it up!) and can’t get enough of it...

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JACOB SANDERS

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JACOB SANDERS

Easily inspired by beautifully crafted objects, Jacob enjoys spending time with exquisite crafters and is particularly moved by the ability of hands to create marvelous and functioning objects. From that fascination Jacob has uncovered another passion...

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Chris Panarelli

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Chris Panarelli

Creation, precise execution, and style are at core of Chris’ personality and appearance.  Chris began drawing at the age of five, and subsequently developed his sense of aesthetic and style...

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Giancarlo Farina

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Giancarlo Farina

A family passion, bartending has always been a part of Giancarlo’s life.  Growing up in Las Vegas gave him a firsthand look at the growth of the bartending industry and culture, and he began to create cocktails...

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Richard Romney

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Richard Romney

A proud Utah Boy with a taste for travel and exotic cuisine, Richard's palate and wanderlust were inspired by his grandfather from a young age. The pair explored the globe together... 

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Michael Drennan

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Michael Drennan

Michael, otherwise known as Dre, has always followed the snow. He's pursued his passion for skiing from Iowa to Colorado to Park City, sharing it with the next generation at each stop. A naturally competitive person...

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