Mitchel Migliore - General Manager & Chief of Libations
Originally from Michigan, Mitchel got his start in hospitality when he moved to Chicago in 2009. Originally working in Pilsen, his experience is primarily in neighborhood bars and restaurants and knows how important they are to a local community. Since then he has successfully managed Elixir Lounge in Andersonville through a pandemic before moving over to Vincent as a bartender in the fall of 2022. As a bartender, his approach to cocktails is simple: use fresh thoughtful ingredients, inspired by classic cocktails, keep it well balanced and let them shine. The biggest joy he has as a general manager and bartender is being able to foster a space that allows regulars and new customers alike to escape the stresses of life, relax, and enjoy the simple joys that great cocktails, food, and service bring.
Luke Aronson - Chef
Chef Luke Aronson started at Vincent as a line cook and quickly excelled to being promoted to Sous Chef and in 2023 to Chef. Chef Aronson spent time living in the South of France where he draws his inspiration to food and cooking technique. Chef Aronson believes in applying classic French technique to seasonal fresh ingredients which creates a new contemporary dish for today's taste. Chef Aronson's creations combine infusions of flavors and textures which makes each dish uniquely Vincent.
Wendy Sitti - Brand Ambassador
Wendy Sitchinski (“Sitti”) immigrated to Chicago from Poland. No one knows how long ago! She worked in her uncle’s sausage factory stuffing sausage. Having come from humble beginnings, she rapidly grew to be one of Chicago’s most prominent socialites. This was after having many rich husbands and crashing parties she wasn’t invited to.
She travels the world often in Mykonos, Greece and Puerto Vallarta Mexico, but she always calls Chicago home. You will often find her at Vincent for a cocktail or two, or three…. That’s because they can never get her to leave. Someday you may find Wendy hosting, waiting on tables or greeting customers, because her last husband’s pension is running out and she has a big bar tab.
Rich Sypniewski - Owner
I grew up on the southside of Chicago at 5200 South, having been a life-long resident of Chicago and have lived in Andersonville since 2003. Having spent many nights at Vincent since I moved to the neighborhood when it was called La Tache, I knew I had to keep this place going for all those that have dined, celebrated and drank with us. I was raised by my dad with my two sisters after my mom passed away from cancer when I was three years old, living in a 3 bedroom brick bungalow. I’m very grateful for my dad, my sisters, my mentors and all those who taught me along the way. I pride myself on the lessons my father taught me of education, hard work and looking out after others because they will look out for you.
I have always had a creative side making home movies and putting on shows for my family as a kid to then later developing my analytical side in becoming an accountant and CPA in undergrad. However, the greatest value is working side by side with my co-workers from the days I bussed tables, to being a heating and cooling repairman and later a line cook breading chicken at Brown’s to put myself through college. It truly is a team that brings it together.
But my true passion is seeing others entertained, happy and having a good time! This is why I decided to be the new caretaker/owner of Vincent. Together with our team, we hope to entertain, satisfy and develop the same memories I cherish.
Welcome to Vincent,