Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Executive Chef Brian Jupiter has always believed that Southern comfort food is a true art form. Pulling inspiration from closely held family secrets and recipes, Jupiter spent his childhood alongside his grandmother in her kitchen. After beginning his professional career at the age of 16, in the kitchen of New Orleans’ famed Aurora Steakhouse, Jupiter eventually moved to Miami, Florida to pursue degrees in Culinary Arts and Food & Beverage Management. In 2003, Jupiter made the move to Chicago to fill the role as Chef de Cuisine, and eventually Executive Chef, at Narcisse Champagne and Caviar Salon. And, in 2010, became an integral part of the menu development for the opening of Frontier, as Executive Chef of Pioneer Tavern Group.
Chef Jupiter lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. He is a diehard New Orleans Saints fan, and enjoys trips back home to New Orleans to visit family and friends as often as possible!
Mark Domitrovich is the founder and CEO of Pioneer Tavern Group, which owns Lottie’s Pub, The Pony Inn and Frontier. After growing up just outside of Chicago in Deerfield, Illinois, Domitrovich moved to take on life as a Jayhawk, attending the University of Kansas.
In 2002, he jumped at the opportunity to buy a Bucktown neighborhood institution, Lottie’s Pub. Shortly after in 2010, Domitrovich purchased what is now The Pony Inn in Lakeview. And, in 2010, Frontier was opened in Chicago’s West Town, as Domitrovich first foodfocused concept.
Outside of his work at Pioneer Tavern Group, Domitrovich is a board member of an organization called Equestrian Connection which provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities.