Joshua Glover graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and ventured out to the west coast to live the good life. After spending time in San Diego and San Francisco, he realized the good life was a little too slow for him and came back to the hustle and bustle and harsh winters of the East Coast. He worked for Investor’s Bank and Trust and State Street Bank for four years in Boston’s acclaimed John Hancock Tower before realizing he wasn’t fit for the cubicle world. On a whim, he took a job as a busser at Haru Sushi in the Prudential Center. There he discovered his love for the industry and met the love of his life, Jennifer.
Joshua moved on from Haru to open Forum restaurant on Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay, where he met Brian McDougall, Envoy’s amazing lead bartender! He rose up the ranks to Assistant General Manager and saw the restaurant through the close and triumphant re-open after the tragic Marathon Bombings. Forum eventually closed in the winter of 2015, and Joshua spent the next few months taking care of his first child, Brady James, before accepting the position at the Envoy Hotel. Joshua and Jennifer (Director of Operations at Lucca Restaurant in the North End) welcomed their second child, Ryleigh Jean, in the fall of 2016.
As General Manager of the F&B operations at Envoy, Joshua is able to feed his passions for food, wine, and creative cocktails on a daily basis. Executive Chef Tatiana has become another member of the Glover family, and along with Brian McDougall has provided inspiration and excitement to help fuel Joshua’s continued growth in the industry. With this team in place, the sky is truly the limit.
A first-generation Cuban-American, Chef Tatiana Rosana grew up in Miami in a traditional Cuban family where food always took center stage. Today, Chef Rosana heads Outlook Kitchen, Lookout Rooftop and Bar as well as The Envoy Hotel’s in-room dining as the Executive Chef. Inspired by her wife’s Korean heritage, her own Cuban background, French training and New England experience, Chef Rosana is guided by her curiosity and openness to new cuisines. Since joining the team at The Envoy Hotel, she has competed on The Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped and Chopped Champions winning twice and earning the title of two-time Chopped Champion. When she’s not in the kitchen, she is sharing her dishes on her Instagram (@chef.tatiana)
Brian McDougall is a native of the Boston area. He’s a graduate of BC High and Northeastern University. Brian has spent the last twenty years in the restaurant industry. After honing his bartending skills in some of Boston’s most popular bars and restaurants he spent three years opening new establishments up and down the east coast. Taking that knowledge and experience Brian joined the Envoy team as an original hire when the hotel opened in 2015. He and the bar staff have created a unique cocktail program sourcing local spirits and ingredients. Brian takes great satisfaction in crafting cocktails and working closely with the Chef and kitchen staff in order to ensure his patrons have an exceptional experience. Over the past few years Brian and the bar team have taken great pride in developing a barrel aged cocktail series. This is a project that is constantly growing and has been greatly facilitated by some of the biggest names in the Whiskey industry. One of Brian’s biggest pleasures in working in the restaurant world has been the opportunity to continue to learn and have the room to be creative. He attributes this to having been afforded the circumstances to work with people who he values, having patrons that are curious and knowledgeable, and piers in the industry that are a true community.
Mark Strauss was born in Orlando, FL but moved early on to the suburbs of Boston. He began his 15 years in the hospitality industry with Back Bay Restaurant Group before moving to Vail, Colorado to pursue his passion for snowboarding and the outdoors. While in Vail, Mark worked as a bartender and server. He moved back to the east coast after joining up with Margaritas Restaurants, where he quickly worked his way up to managing some of the company’s most profitable restaurants.
Mark later transitioned to the heart of Boston, working on Newbury Street for Tavistock Restaurant Group’s flagship store, Joe’s American Bar and Grill. In 2016, he joined our team at The Envoy Hotel as Assistant Restaurant General Manager. After successfully helping us build our food and beverage program, Mark was promoted to Beverage Director. He will now take the lead in growing our internationally acclaimed Lookout Rooftop Bar, focusing on enhancing the guest experience and making it a premier Boston destination.