Billy Giordano is Room 38’s co-founder, events and catering manager and mixologist. Billy arrived in Columbia in 2005 to work with MU Football, after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State. While working with MU, he began working part-time in the bar and restaurant industry around Columbia where he took a position as general manager and head bartender at the former Forge & Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar. After a few years, Billy took his talents down the road, and teamed up with his friend and now business partner and Head Chef Jeremy Bowles to create Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge.
Jeremy Bowles is Room 38’s co-founder, and executive chef. Jeremy graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2004, and went on to cook for a variety of restaurants around Columbia, including his position as kitchen manager of the former Forge & Vine. In August of 2008, Jeremy decided he was ready to write his own menu, and opened Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge with his friend and now business partner Billy Giordano.