A 2013 Eater Young Gun winner, Jayce McConnell is one of the South’s most recognizable and respected bartenders. Originally from Savannah, GA, Jayce moved to Oxford, MS in 2009 to attend college at Ole Miss. He soon started working at Snackbar and worked his way up from a prep cook to working behind the bar. He was credited for changing the cocktail scene in Oxford, a small college town, and had locals come in for the drinks he was serving instead of the beer and shots so often ordered.
Wanting to move closer to home, he relocated to Charleston to become the Head Bartender at Edmund’s Oast. Constantly researching and experimenting with products and flavors, he makes most cocktails from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.