When Brian Bonar first opened Bellamy, he knew that he had found something special in the heart of Escondido. Brian Bonar took an approach to his dream that many would have never thought would be logical. Nonetheless, the people of the area have come and flocked to Bellamy and have made it one of the in places to come and dine at while in the area. Bellamy did not have a traditional start and in some minds should have never even became a reality.
Brian Bonar started out like you would expect any restaurant professional to and that is in the world of technology. Yes that is correct, you head right, Bonar started out his career in the technology world. He holds a degree in mechanical and technical engineering along with holding a PH.D.
He first began his career path to what would be his love of food at a job with IBM. After taking some time to work in various jobs, he went on to found his own company. Bezin Systems was his brainchild and was the company that gave the world the first functioning printer with a SCSI connection.
When he went to open Bellamy, it was his ability to assess the people around him needs as well as their skills. This ability was what he used to start Bellamy up and soon get to the point that he was able to create a restaurant that stood out from a lot of the other tourist traps that were in the area.
Bonar took a chance and decided to open a restaurant that catered to customers that were loyal instead of trying to grab the passing through customer. There were enough of these places for the tourist crowd, he wanted to establish a connection with repeat customers.
The gamble paid off and in 2015 Bellamy won the Open Diners Choice award and still is getting more than enough accolades from critics and customers on a regular basis.
All of this success does not come from Bonar alone as he has brought in chef Patrick Ponsay to help create a menu that stands out from the rest of the restaurants in and around the area.
Brian Bonar is able to sit back and see what success is like going from the technology field all the way to one of the hottest restaurants in the area.
Success is one of those things that come when you least expect it. Brian Bonar is an example of chasing your dreams and following them and not stopping till you succeed.
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