Dean James Max

Chef Owner

Chef Max, who is President of DJM restaurants, his company that specializes in restaurant concept development and ongoing management, has been an established leader in the culinary world for many years now.

David Maclennan

Chef Owner

Dave grew up in a restaurant family in Fort Lauderdale and attended Cardinal Gibbons high school right behind the restaurant.   “I am super excited to be returning to my home town as a chef partner in this amazing project with two of my best friends”, says MacLennan.

Brad Phillips

Chef Owner

Starting with DJM at the age of 21 and after 15 years traveling all over the world cooking together, Brad settles in South Florida to partner with his two longest running colleagues to play in the world of food and fun.

Bootleg Greg Genias

Bar Manager

Bootleg Greg is a whimsical master with the cocktail world. He brings so many accolades to Even Keel as he elevates our bar to the highest standards in the business while remaining fun and casual in his style.

Rick Hamilton

Restaurant Manager

With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant business, I have never been more excited to work with this team of talented culinary minded partners. It’s going to be an exciting ride.