Chef Ben Francka
While working my grandfather's Texas cattle ranch, growing up, I developed a love of meats and BBQ. I have an appreciation for the proper raising of cattle. I took that appreciation to the Midwest and seasoned it over the top of my passion for all things culinary. I worked in the Midwest at several restaurants developing my palate and skills. In 2009 I moved to the Northwest and found the Hobnob who's food is based on very similar principles as my own comfort food cooking style. A match made in house ground burger Heaven! You'll know me by the cowboy hat. Cheers!
Having tended bars in great spots around these United States for many years, I had moved to Portland and fell head over heels for dis city. All the tree and all the trees are so green! I have a passion for making delicious drinks, laughing with my friends at hobnob, riding my bike on a beautiful day, knitting dope hats and other sweet apparel, art, music and of course lovin'! I believe there is a subtle difference between cuddling and pinning someone down, so they can't get up. Love, David
I am a recent transplant to the Portland area from North Michigan; right about where the pinky would be if Michigan were to actually be the mitten it looks like. I have been working in kitchens since the child labor laws would allow me to, in both Michigan and Colorado. Most of my background has been in fine dinning, however I fell in love with working in "Pub-Style" places in the past few years because Everybody (both the staff and the guests) seemed to having a lot more fun. Hobnob has the culinary goals of a fine dinning spot with a relaxed and fun pub atmosphere. Everyone loves their jobs here and the food is fantastic! In my free time I enjoy cycling, disc golf, fishing and playing with my Pug, "Misha". I strive to be a positive part of both Portland and the Hobnob and look forward to cooking for you!
I am Gunther and I have not been here for maaannny moons. I have come to fed my many minions, to battle the forces of evil and take my bride.. so bath her and bring her to me. But seriously, I will raise the bar of your definition of the word "delicious". ~ NOTE: Written by my many fans and minions.
I am a transplant guy from Bawmer, Maryland (that's Baltimore, for you non-Chesaspeake's folk). I love the outdoors. You can usually find me hiking with my partner, Emily and our dog Shiva. Fondly known as "Shiva the Destroyer". If it's too rainy (we are too lazy) to go outside, I am probably watching and re-watching the latest movie from MCU or reading the latest on gene expression. Oh! I also make one Hell of Margarita! I have a passion for amazing food and delicious drinks.
I've been bartending for over 14 years. I really love meeting new people and being a part of everyone's fun times and life events. As a Oregon native, I was partially raised in California. The most important things to me are my family and my dogs. I love being outdoors and spending time with my dogs and family. Definitely a basketball nerd. GO BLAZERS!
I found out early in life that I need, and am energized by authentic human interactions. Just being around the fun and banter between my guests is enough to lift my spirit. Building relationships and general moment to moment fun is just plain second nature for me. Those are the things that make me feel good. Those interactions, the good natured ribbing and good humor lets me know that I belong, fit in and that I am at ‘home’. On the side, I love dancing, 80’s goth, chewing bubblegum, kicking ass and of course.. whiskey. Come play with me!