We believe the Bentley’s Grill staff is the best in Downtown Salem, and we are always proud to spotlight an outstanding members of team! This month, we introduce you to Bentley’s Grill bartender extraordinaire, Carson Webster O’Brian. If you have ever come by our lounge bar for a drink, chances are Carson made it for you!
Here is what he had to say when I asked him a few questions:
What brought you to Bentley’s Grill and how many years have you been with us? Just over 3 years ago our Sous Chef, Chad Grodio, told me about an opening and I have since worked my way up to bartender- which I have been for the past 6 months. Haven’t looked back!
Tell us a little bit about your back story. I’m originally from Salem and I am currently a student at Western Oregon University. My wife and I are still newlyweds (got married last summer)!
What is your favorite drink to make? Vodka & Sour
What do you like the most about your job? I really enjoy talking to our customers and getting to know them. There are a lot of really interesting people who have come through!
What do you like to do when you are not behind the bar? You can find me relaxing at home or working out at the gym.
What is your favorite Bentley’s Grill dish? I would have to say the The Italian Pizza- especially when it comes right out of the oven.
Tell us something we don’t know about you. I can run ½ mile in 1 min 52.3 seconds
What is the last movie you went to see in a movie theatre? Would you give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down? “How to Train a Dragon” and I give it a Thumbs Up! Hey there were dragons in it- whats not to love?
Now that you know a little more about him, come on by for one of our daily Happy Hour events and say hello! Carson will be glad to see you.