As Director of Events for The Absinthe Group, Kat Womer collaborates with the teams at the group’s five unique restaurants to plan private events and off-site catering. Previously a Floor Manager at The Absinthe Group’s Bellota, Kat is now responsible for Absinthe Private Dining, Arlequin Café’s catering program, events at Barcino, and Bellota’s semi-private dining room and buyout options.
Born in Baltimore and later raised in Texas, Kat is a graduate of the University of Washington who moved to the Bay Area in 2013. She got her start in the hospitality industry as a cocktail server during college, and later became a bartender at Twenty Five Lusk in SoMa. It was at Twenty Five Lusk that Kat took an interest in event planning, aiding with event coordination and program management. In 2016, Kat was hired as a Floor Manager at Bellota, where she created and developed the in-house event program. At the start of 2017, The Absinthe Group hired Kat as the Director of Events for the restaurant group’s five individual venues.
In her role as Director of Events, Kat is committed to The Absinthe Group’s high quality of service and delights in every opportunity to help guests celebrate and create their personal events. In her free time, Kat enjoys spending time in Golden Gate Park, hiking in the Bay Area, and of course, partaking in delicious food and drink.
“The upscale Hayes Valley mainstay has a private dining space with a separate entrance, its own bar, coat room, and restrooms. Decorated similarly to the main restaurant with dark wood, paintings, and old-school charm, the menu offers French fare and a raw bar,” via 7×7, September 2019
“Obviously, this place has a good-sized menu of absinthe drinks, but we’ll happily order a martini and eat some pate at the bar while we decide if we want to join all those people sitting outside by the weird sculpture on Octavia,” via The Infatuation SF, September 2019
“Hayes Valley’s longtime favorite brasserie, Absinthe, has a new executive chef, Ryan Fowler, and to kick things off, he’s jazzing up the brunch menu with pain perdu and Dungeness crab and avocado omelettes,” via Eater SF, August 2019
“Just because it’s one of the oldest restaurants in Hayes Valley doesn’t mean that Absinthe Brasserie and Bar has lost its shine. An outstanding cocktail program, along with French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, makes Absinthe a neighborhood go-to for locals and hungry shoppers alike,” via SF Travel, August 2019
“An homage to all things French, Absinthe is still one of my favorite places to eat in the city. Why? It’s a buzzy destination that feels glamorous and special, evoking a one-of-a-kind feeling of Belle Epoque-era Paris,” via SF Bay Times, June 2019
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is located in San Francisco's vibrant and charming Hayes Valley neighborhood, and is among the city’s beloved longest-running dining institutions. It features a creative menu of French brasserie fare, along with an inspired selection of classic cocktails. With lively, informal décor that evokes turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe’s warm, convivial atmosphere has romanced locals and visitors alike since its founding in 1998.