The Captains Who Make It Happen

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Debbie Evans, Owner & Executive Chef

Where you're from: Liverpool, England 🇬🇧
Favorite cuisine/dish: Coconut chicken curry with naan bread, mango chutney, banana and yogurt
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Chip buttie with Kerrygold butter
Favorite place you've been: Palma Mallorca at age 16, best time of my life
Favorite beer or style of beer: Duchesse de Bourgogne
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite sports team: Liverpool Football Club
Favorite Pandora station: Motown
Why you're at Peckish?: Because it's who I am; an entertainer who loves food, drink, people and life!

India Mussell-McKay, General Manager & Events

Where you’re from: Liverpool, England! 🇬🇧
Favorite cuisine/dish: Roast chicken, roast potatoes & veg. 
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Kettle Chips or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Favorite place you’ve been: Barcelona, Spain. The food, the culture, the people. It’s all amazing. 
Favorite beer/style of beer: Off Color Apex Predator or Amber/Red Ales
Favorite season: Fall, all the way into holiday season
Favorite sports team: LIVERPOOL FC! 
Favorite Pandora station: Jamila Woods or Chance the Rapper
Why you’re at Peckish?: Working with my family everyday, and truly working on a project I really care about. We haven’t killed each other…yet :)

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Finn Harten, Front of House Operations

Where you're from: Ireland 🇮🇪 
Favorite cuisine/dish: Roasted leg of lamb, and throw all the potatoes and vegetables you can on there
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Cheese and crackers, with a good glass of red
Favorite place you've been: Edinborough, Scotland
Favorite beer or style of beer: Guinness & IPAs
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite sports team: NY Yankees
Favorite Pandora station: Frank Sinatra
Why you're at Peckish?: I come from a large family. So I'm quite at home here. They also feed me awesome food. And the occasional beer...

Jim Koblish, Head Brewer & Beer Manager

Where you're from: Born in Evanston Hospital, Grew up in Northfield & Barrington 🇺🇸
Favorite cuisine/dish: Barbacoa tacos
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Chips & salsa
Favorite place you've been: Costa Rica
Favorite beer or style of beer: IPA or Czech Pils in the summer; Porters, Browns, Stouts in the winter
Favorite season: Summer…BBQ’s, bike rides, and Jeep rides with the top down
Favorite sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Pandora station: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
Why you're at Peckish?: Combination of my passions and talents, and I could tell immediately that it was an environment that I wanted to be a part of

Janek Evans, Bar Manager

Where you're from: Liverpool, England, but raised in E-Town 🇬🇧
Favorite cuisine/dish: Would probably have to be a great taco
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Avocado hummus from Peckish
Favorite place you've been: Anfield to watch a match
Favorite beer or style of beer: either a good Belgian or a solid Stout
Favorite season: Definitely Summer
Favorite sports team: Liverpool Football Club...YNWA
Favorite Pandora station: Frank. Sunday Brunch.
Why you're at Peckish?: I'm at Peckish because I enjoy working in a family business and I love my craft. I think that the most successful businesses are ones that are passed down through generations, and thrive on learning and experiencing every day. No better place to be. 

Jonathon Armour, Manager

Where you're from: Michigan! 🇺🇸
Favorite cuisine/dish: Medium rare filet mignon and asparagus
Favorite snack when feeling peckish: Cheese and crackers
Favorite place you've been: Denver, CO
Favorite beer or style of beer: Off Color Troublesome
Favorite season: Fall - I like jeans and a hoodie
Favorite sports team: Tie - Detroit Tigers and Lions
Favorite Pandora station: Run the Jewels
Why you're at Peckish?: At first because I was a stay-at-home dad and needed to talk to adults. Now because I believe in the product we serve and the relationships that I have made!

Sous Chef: Rodolfo Chavez
Executive Chef: Debbie Evans