How General Manager Mimi Cogan is Celebrating 10 Years of Chops Boca

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Chops’ General Manager Mimi Cogan has been with Chops since its opening in 2007, and here at Buckhead Life she’s something of a legend. Since the days of Pano’s & Paul’s she’s been charming guests and making sure everything in the restaurants runs smoothly.  She sat down with us to talk about the past ten years at Chops.


How long have you been with Buckhead Life?
I’ve been with Buckhead Life for  24 years! January ’81-May ’83 & March ’95-present.

What do you remember from the night Chops Boca opened?
It was such a long time ago but the main thing I can still remember is how nervous I was!

What’s one piece of advice about running a restaurant?
Details, details, details! It doesn’t take much for something to go wrong, so you have to be flexible and ready to problem solve at a moment’s notice!

Your favorite dish on the menu?
Every dish is great, but the Dover Sole prepared table side is my favorite.

How do you plan on celebrating 10 Years?
By recognizing the people who have been with me since the beginning. Marcell, Konstantin, Maria, Lona and Moe!!

What’s your favorite thing about living and working in Boca?
The opportunity to open a beautiful restaurant in an absolutely beautiful place.