dennis has been in the restaurant business in the dc metropolitan area since 1988. dennis really enjoys bartending, his quest has lead him to level in annapolis. dennis has had the opportunity to open the following restaurants in the dc area: tortilla Coast, café deluxe dc, café deluxe bethesda, café deluxe tysons, mie n yu, blue gin, zola, hook, hudson, el centro, and circa in clarendon. below are his previous stops on his bartending and beverage career in the dc area before has landed at level.
republic national distributing company, llc
sales representative potomac division, 2009 – may 2011
1101 k street restaurant, llc, washington, dc / brasserie beck
bartender, 2008 – april 2009
dc metro management, llc, washington, dc / hudson restaurant and lounge
bar and beverage consultant / bartender, 2007 – april 2009
pure hospitality, llc, washington, dc/ hook restaurant
bartender, 2007 – april 2009
blue gin, llc, washington, dc / blue gin
beverage manager, 2004 - 2006
primacy group, inc, washington, dc / mie n yu
beverage manager, 2002 - 2004
deluxe restaurant group, inc., washington, dc / tortilla coast and café deluxe dc, café deluxe bethesda, and café deluxe tyson’s corner
corporate beverage director, 1988 - 2002 other restaurants that he has also bartended that were not mentioned above in the dc area over the years were zola, dc coast, and café milano.
amanda leigh stahl
born in baltimore, md, amanda stahl brings an array of talent of positivity to the level staff backed by ten years of diverse service industry experience. at the age of 16, she began her career locally on maryland’s eastern shore, where she enjoyed working with people and found an interest in food/beverage service. while part time as a student juggling lacrosse practice and schoolwork, amanda took any opportunity to pick up shifts at work to start saving for college.
soon after, amanda was accepted into ucf’s business administration program, she then moved to florida to further her education in accounting and business management. she began bartending to help pay for tuition and fund her passion for entertaining and international travel. In orlando, she had the opportunity to meet an extremely diverse customer base which allowed her to demonstrate her skills in food service and networking with clientele.
In 2008, amanda returned to maryland and completed a corporate flight attendant course and experiences occasional travel with a company based in wilmington, de. flying allows her not only to travel, but prepare drinks and order catering from some of the top rated companies in the united states. she continued to bartend for the annapolis and ocean city areas, as well as various weddings and catering companies.
working at level has given her an entire new outlook on bartending and exploring her creative side. her list of hobbies that once only consisted of travel, camping, and music, has grown to experimenting at home building a foundation of knowledge and mixology.
born and raised in baltimore md. Tomm has 17 years of service industry experience and has been with level since its creation in 2009. he started as most industry insiders do, as a dishwasher at the parrotdice pub in glen burnie maryland. tomm continued his progression by cooking, bar backing, and eventually bartending.
bartending has always been a passion for tomm. since joining the level bar staff he has been the recipient of many in-house awards and is also responsible for countless daily cocktails. “the tomm-berry smash” and “summer thyme blues” are among the drinks tomm is known for. tomms infectious laugh and personality makes him a celebrity in his own world. he brings his own ice.