Bonhomme Hospitality Group is a Chicago-based hospitality development and management company with an integrated marketing team specializing in branding, content creation and communications. Led by partners Daniel Alonso, Nader Hindo, Fadi Hindo, Rafid Hindo, Meghan Vietti Perdue and Marcos Campos, this diverse group oversees a portfolio of restaurants, lounges and private event spaces that includes Beatnik, Beatnik On The River, Black Bull, Bordel, Botánico, Celeste, DISCO, Café Bonhomme and Porto. Storytelling is at the heart of all of Bonhomme’s properties, which is reflected in the harmonious relationship of the food and beverage programs with the interior design. A passion for global flavors, visual opulence and repurposed antiques are all hallmarks of Bonhomme. Founded in 2012, the name of the group traces its origin to the two main qualities that their venues strive for in service: to be humble and gracious. In French, “bonhomme” means good-natured, a reminder of the character that the group constantly work towards. Bonhomme was also the name of the street Alonso grew up on, serving as a cue to never forget one’s roots.
How We Roll
Why we design our own spaces
Because our venues start with an idea—often from reading, traveling or, more often than not, a combination of both—and from there the story starts to take shape. Because nostalgia and our memories can’t help but seep in along the way, adding their own patina to the evolving tale. Because for us, the most rewarding hospitality experiences are those where the story isn’t just told on the plates and in the glasses but in everything around you. Because there’s magic in the details.
Why we have a Director of Music
Because we want to take all your senses on a journey. Because for us, the story—or life, really—wouldn’t be complete without a harmonious soundtrack.
Why we provide health insurance to our employees
Because a healthy employee is a happy employee and a happy employee will inevitably create a work environment that is better for all. Because at Bonhomme Hospitality the hospitality isn’t limited to the guests.
Why we have a Director of Culture
Because providing for our employees’ physical health is only part of our approach to create a workplace that prioritizes complete employee well-being. Because working in this industry isn’t easy between the long hours, crazy schedules and easy access to alcohol. Because we value the importance of creating a formal, independent, bi-lingual and confidential channel that our teammates can use to share, understand and find ways to improve their (or a loved one’s) emotional, physical and mental well-being. Because we know that the culture—the soul, really—of Bonhomme Hospitality is forever embodied by the incredible people with whom we work.