Our Story

TendedBar was designed to help high volume venues eliminate waste & increase efficiency at the touch of a button.
 
Soon after creating the TendedBar prototype, founder Jay Perkins enlisted the help of Justin Honeysuckle and Mark Cuban to turn the idea into a business. Over the last few years, the team grew to a diverse group of advisors and investors with backgrounds in entertainment, food service, beverage, and technology.

ADVISORY BOARD

Dante Pennacchia

Dante is a sales and marketing expert with over 25 years experience and successful execution in industries ranging from Consumer Products to Medical Devices and Geographic Information Systems. He has been successful with large, small, and start-up businesses.

Patrick Hale

Patrick brings over 20 years of technology sales and marketing experience across a wide spectrum of enterprise software and hardware sectors.

Matt Gutermuth

Matt has nearly 30+years of sales, marketing, and merchandising experience for some of the largest companies in Food and Beverage. Some of Matt’s roles include: President and CEO Safeway.com, CMO Winn-Dixie, and Corporate Officer / VP for Sysco.

Joseph Kennett

Joe Kennett concentrates legal practice on resolving the inevitable day-to-day concerns and issues that small to medium-sized businesses face dealing with customers, employees, partners, and other businesses.

Keith King

Keith has 20 + years of business and legal experience at both public and privately held companies, including DineEquity, Inc. (Franchisor & Owner of IHOP and Applebee’s Restaurants), Guess Inc., and most recently at Centerplate, Inc. where as a member of the executive leadership team he helped make the brand the leader in live event hospitality with annual sales of $1B. Keith has extensive experience working with NFL, NHL, and MLB ownership and the front office and was instrumental in Centerplate securing the Food and Beverage rights to Super Bowl 50.

DES HAGUE

Des Hague is an acclaimed executive manager in the global retail food industry who is renowned as an inspirational speaker and a leading force in the hospitality business.
 
Between 2009 to 2014, Hague held the position of President and CEO of Centerplate, Inc., which grew under his leadership to become North Americaʼs largest hospitality business, operating predominantly in sports, convention centers, and entertainment venues in over 40 US states, Canada, and Europe with more than 40,000 employees.
 
Hagueʼs excellent management skills elevated the performance quality of Centerplate to unparalleled heights, resulting in numerous awards and recognitions, including “Best Food and Beverage” by Convene Magazine, “No. 1 NFL Experience” by Stadium Journey, “No. 1 Best NFL Stadium to Visit” by Thrillist, “No. 1 in MLS for ‘Americaʼs Best Stadium Foodʼ” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “No. 1 Ski Resort, Eastern U.S. and Canada” by Ski Magazine, “No. 1 College Football Experience” by Stadium Journey, a MIDAS (Menu Innovation and Development Award), and Gold and Silver Medals at the British Pie Awards. In addition to his high-profile position at Centerplate, Hague served on the boards of the National Restaurant Association and of Sbarro, LLC, supporting both organizations with this extensive knowledge about the food industry.

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