LUKE PIROGOW Bartender
"I like the environment. It's a fun environment, fun atmosphere. I like interacting with other people, meeting new people everyday."
While studying to earn a degree in Engineering at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Luke bartends on the side. When making drinks and cocktails at the bar, Luke likes to play up his fun and energetic personality.
Luke started bartending at The Kew Club and The Half Pint. For the last two years, he has been working at Almond, a casual, upscale American bistro in the Flatiron District. Through these gigs, Luke has gained advanced knowledge in beers/spirits, wines and mixology. It is impressive to note that Luke is familiar with over 125 craft beers, 26 draught beers and creating 15 speciality cocktails.
Luke believes it is important for people, especially in the food and beverage industry, to market themselves well. Rather than knowing customers at a surface level, he likes to interact and learn more about them.
Learn more about Luke's career path on Harri.