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Reena Patel

Beverage Lead

As our Beverage and Mixology Lead, Reena brings a fresh, creative and seasonal focus to the beverage program at Taste 222. She curates unique beverage experiences for special events and also provides an innovative approach to collaboration with our investment and consulting teams at Cleveland Avenue. She has a keen sense for hospitality and prides herself on having a knack for details.

Reena joins the team after a long tenure in the Chicago food and beverage industry working with an array of concepts across the gamut of all roles in front of house restaurant operations. She is a Certified Specialist of Spirits and continues her journey through the Court of Master Sommeliers. She has traveled the world visiting and collaborating with distilleries, biking through vineyards, and chatting with a few brewmasters along the way.   

Reena is first born, first generation Indian American and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She attended DePaul University where she studied Art and Communications. Currently, she resides in Bucktown with her dog and partner in crime, Brunello. You can find them strolling on the 606 or enjoying a glass of wine on a nearby patio.