Alex LaosGeneral Manager
As General Manager at Bouchon, Alex Laos oversees the day-to-day operations at the Yountville bistro, working in concert with Chef de Cuisine Ryan King. A Miami native, Alex was first drawn to restaurants while working part-time as a college student in New Orleans. Enchanted by the vibrancy of the food and beverage community, he moved home to Miami to pursue hospitality as a career. There, he worked for chef and restauranteur Michael Schwartz, where over the course of five years he held positions at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Harry’s Pizzeria in addition to serving as the opening captain at Cypress Room.
Next, he joined the food and beverage team responsible for opening Chef Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality concepts in 1 Hotel South Beach. After two years, with the encouragement of a colleague and former French Laundry employee, Alex moved to the Bay Area. In January 2018, he joined the Bouchon team in Yountville as Dining Room Manager. Building on his leadership skills and charismatic approach to the guest experience, Alex was promoted to Assistant General Manager in January 2020 and assumed his current role in 2021.