Jay Painter Joins The Fennec as Restaurant Manager

Jay Painter
Jay Painter, Restaurant Manager

Hailing from Gardendale, Alabama, Jay’s journey in food and beverage began while he was pursuing his bachelor’s degree at The University of Alabama. Starting his career in 2011, Jay’s expertise spans all aspects of restaurant operations, from pouring the perfect drink to working alongside some of Birmingham’s finest chefs.

In 2015, Jay co-founded Iron City Organics, a local food distribution company supplying Alabama’s finest eateries with top tier microgreens and produce. Iron City Organics sadly closed its doors due to the pandemic. Undeterred, Jay embraced a new challenge as Beverage Director at The Grand Bohemian Hotel, creating a cocktail culture with his innovative southern-style approach to mixology. Jay is a Master Bar Keeper.

Jay’s unique background and attention to detail will allow him to succeed in his new role at The Fennec. He has many interesting ideas and will have a unique approach to helping our restaurant continue to raise the bar with our service and professionalism.

When he’s not creating unforgettable experiences for his guests, Jay enjoys motorcycles, comedy podcasts, and spending time with his wife and their three beloved dogs.

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating Jay in his new role at The Fennec.

~Steve Holley, Director of Operations