Eli Boyer, Proprietor
A native of metro-Detroit, Eli was a central figure in the growth of Chicago-based DMK Restaurants. With a love of food that can be traced to “Tuesday Night Dinners” at his grandparents’ house, Eli’s interest in restaurants began at the age of 14 as an order-taker at Hungry Howie’s Pizza. Eli held a Management Internship with New York’s Myriad Restaurant Group (Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Centrico) in 2005.
As the first person hired in early 2009 by acclaimed veteran restaurateurs David Morton and Chef Michael Kornick, Eli helped build a powerhouse of nationally recognized restaurants—including DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada Street and County Barbeque. After extensive experience as their Director of New & Special Projects—which included overseeing the creative process, budget, timeline and operations framework of each DMK restaurant opening—Eli returned to Detroit and opened the acclaimed Gold Cash Gold in December of 2014.
After successfully creating, operating and growing five loved and lauded restaurants in Chicago and one in Detroit, Eli hopes to continue spreading a new brand of hospitality and creative energy in his hometown.
Jennifer Jacks & Justin Tootla, Co-Chefs