Jonathan has been in Hong Kong for almost 20 years and is a seasoned F&B and marketing professional, having worked in the industry operating restaurants and retail operations since even before moving to Hong Kong.
Jonathan is a self-taught butcher and fish monger and was the main inspiration behind The Butchers Club, professing to have brought together “all of the best bits” of his past experiences and putting them into a concept that he and his team thoroughly enjoy operating.
Jonathan has huge aspirations and plans to take The Butchers Club global in the near future.
General Manager of The Butchers Club Burger
Chase began his career of restaurant management in Texas, when in a strange turn of events his after school part-time job became a full-time General Manager position (his predecessor was incarcerated).
Since then he has consulted for start-up restaurants across the United States and Asia, helped in the running the fifth best-rated dive bar in the USA, as well as being involved with various coffee shops, cigar lounges, fine dining establishments, and everything in between. Prior to joining The Butchers Club team, Chase was the General Manager of Hong Kong’s Fatty Crab.
Chase’s focus is on keeping fun and personality in the Hong Kong dining scene as well as pursuing an idea of collaboration in an often competition-minded industry.
PR & Marketing Manager
Katie has many interests, travels to many places and eats many animal products--especially beef. So it's lucky that she works as the PR & Marketing Manager at The Butchers Club.
Native to Boston yet raised in Hong Kong, this half-Filipina adventure-enthusiast loves picking up new skills and applying them to her profession. And Katie has had all sorts of professions. From a ballet dancer on stages in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, to working six years in pubs, to writing, producing, anchoring and reporting for broadcast news and lifestyle shows, to a columnist, film reviewer, travel writer and food reviewer for HK Magazine, to launching and consulting in digital media, and even the odd dabble in Kickstarter campaigns.
The Emerson College graduate is thrilled to be a part of the restaurant group she's been a fan of since its inception and is enjoying her role as marketing-slash-branding-slash-event maven.
Lotte grew up in a small town near Amsterdam. She received her Bachelor’s degree at The Hotel Management in Maastricht. Her first experience of Asia was during her management traineeship in Shanghai. From working at The Holland Heineken House in Vancouver during the Winter Olympics to working at all Formula 1 races all around the world, Lotte never stopped traveling after her first experience in Asia. But after 3 years of meeting new cultures and people, she finally decided to settle in Amsterdam and to gain experience in the hotel industry. There she found a job at the best hotel in the city, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, and worked herself up from Events Planner to Banquet Sales Manager.
But the travel bug soon took a second bite. She bought a Landcruiser 4x4 and together with her brother, Lotte finally lived out her dream and to travel by road from Amsterdam to Cape Town. And as soon as she began her lifelong dream, her boyfriend recieved a job offer to join the team at The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. Once her 8-month adventure wrapped up, Lotte joined him here in Hong Kong.
In May of this year, Lotte took charge of all Event Sales and is eager to bring The Butchers Club events to the next level. With her experience in different events all around the world, she can’t wait to explore and work in Hong Kong.
Online Store Manager
Steve was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He travelled to Hong Kong in 2007 and ended up living and working here in pursuit of his passion for travel and the hospitality industry. Since then, Steve has been working within the industry, specifically within hotel design, development and operations across all of Asia Pacific. He has been with The Butchers Club since almost the beginning.