General Manager, Betony (New York, NY)
In late spring 2013, Eamon Rockey reunited with his former Eleven Madison Park colleague, chef Bryce Shuman, to open Betony, a Modern American restaurant in Midtown. At Betony, Eamon is the General Manager and oversees all aspects of the restaurant’s service, and critically acclaimed cocktail program.
Betony received three stars in The New York Times and was named Esquire’s “Restaurant of the Year” in 2013.
Prior to Betony, Rockey held service and beverage program positions at some of New York City’s most highly regarded restaurants. In 2007, he joined the service team at Eleven Madison Park. During his time at the restaurant, he learned a tremendous amount about wine, mixology and service, working positions from bartender to captain.
After three years at Eleven Madison Park, he left to open Compose in TriBeCa in late 2010. As general manager at Compose, Eamon created the service and beverage programs and hired and trained the staff. Compose re-opened as Atera in spring 2012 with chef Matthew Lightner at the kitchen’s helm and went on to earn two Michelin stars.