Chef, Owner

Johnny Spero


About Johnny Spero

Johnny Spero is the chef and owner of Reverie, a Modern New American restaurant in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He is also the head chef of Derek Brown's Columbia Room. Spero was born and raised in the small town of Phoenix, MD, near the Pennsylvania state line. A triplet, his parents would not allow him or his siblings to get a driver’s license without being employed first, so he got a job at an American bistro as a busboy. After a few weeks he made the move to the back of the house, where he immediately felt at home. Spero found that being in a kitchen grabbed him in a way that school never did.

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