Just like his father Eli Zabar, Oliver Zabar got into the business. He went to NYU where we majored in Operations at The Tisch School for Hospitality and Sport management and during college he spent time working with Steven Greenberg and Michael Stillman at The Butter Group. Upon graduating he stayed in NYC and began to work for his father. It was then that Oliver pitched his own ideas for the family brand and developed the concept for Eli’s night shift, a daytime cafe that transforms into a bar in the evening. He recently opened Devon, a cocktail bar located on the lower east side. Oliver is also working on a bakery that will open on the LES next door to Devon. On today’s episode we’ll be talking about growing up as part of a NYC culinary power family with that famous last name and how it can help or hurt you, mentorship in NYC and find out how his new concepts are coming along.

Photo Courtesy of Carla Vianna of Eater

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