Since the age of 12, Benjamin Schiller has been immersed in the hospitality industry. From busboy to bartender, the talents and knowledge that Schiller has acquired along the way have enabled him to become the resident mixologist for BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP.
In between his 2001 arrival in Chicago and now, Schiller was part of the opening team at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, where he learned wine, beverage and service standards under the tutelage of its five-star personnel. After his time at this luxury property, he moved on to manage a nightclub on Rush Street and then, became the Sommelier at a few wine bars in the city. Accumulating more and more experience, Schiller became a panelist for the Beverage Testing Institute and was named head mixologist for In Fine Spirits.
After cultivating this impressive resume, Schiller joined the BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP in 2009 and continues to hone in on his signature style: progressive and seasonal twists on classic favorites with house-made ingredients. His mission is to have a more personal relationship with the origins of the products behind his bar. Schiller has garnered attention from several well-known Chicago publications, including: Time Out Chicago, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader.
Schiller, is the resident mixologist for BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP and responsible for the spirits programs at BOKA Restaurant, Perennial and Girl & The Goat.