Lead Bartender, Wit & Wisdom, Baltimore, MD
With more than a decade spent working his way up in restaurants, Aaron Joseph brings a wealth of experience and passion to Wit & Wisdom, A tavern by Michael Mina. As lead bartender, Aaron is responsible for the creation and execution of Wit & Wisdom’s cocktail program, as well as staff education and training. Elated to simply make good drinks, Aaron has an affinity for putting a clever spin on classic cocktails and enjoys experimenting with Wit & Wisdom’s house-made syrups.
Aaron has worked at some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants including The Inn at Perry Cabin, a luxury resort in St. Michaels, the exclusive waterfront resort town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he quickly advanced from busser to bartender within a few short months. After six years of service, Aaron had the opportunity to assist in the opening of La Samana, a sister property on St. Maarteen. Experiencing island culture and the use of fresh ingredients, Aaron realized his passion for mixology. Upon his return to the states, Aaron accepted a number of challenging opportunities that allowed him to evolve into a mixologist, creating seasonal cocktails and managing beverage programs at Metropolitan in Annapolis, Farmers and Fishers in Washington D.C. and Bourbon Steak in Georgetown.