Joshua Hamlin is a modern day 'Renaissance' man. A world traveler, filmmaker, artist and restaurateur, he has combined his experiences and passions to create business ventures that are reflective of his personal journeys. With an inert and inherent passion for music, Hamlin began young by creating club night events in college and quickly parlayed this success into managing major music events and festivals. Following his music industry career, Hamlin concentrated on his other passion - film. He wrote, directed, produced and edited Late Night Sessions, a film that examines the subculture of electronic dance music. Hamlin later directed 508 Nelson, a crime drama. A true, multi-disciplined artist and self-proclaimed 'foodie,' Hamlin decided to transition to the culinary arts and partnered with two friends to open Sonny’s Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire. The New England eatery has a strong focus on craft cocktails and a farm-to-table, health-conscious menu. Transitioning his talents back to the West Coast where he spent most of his teenage years, Hamlin and the team at American Voodoo bring to the diverse University Heights neighborhood a restaurant experience that is a reflection of their eclectic tastes and a perfect complement to this innovative, yet historic area of San Diego.
DANIEL SAN AUGUSTIN
Chef Daniel San Augustin simply loves to cook. His extensive culinary career began at the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he was classically trained in French technique. For the last 25 years he has traveled the world, apprenticing in Spain and working with some of the most respected chefs in the United States, including renowned Chef Lala. While working with Chef LaLa, he made appearances on CNN and Good Morning America and ran her catering company, creating culinary masterpieces for several A-list celebrities in Southern California. He opened the famed Sally’s on the Bay in San Diego and has ventured to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to hone his craft. A childhood friend of Joshua Hamlin, Chef Daniel was eager to join the American Voodoo team and drew inspiration from his French and Spanish cooking experiences when adding his creative touches to the menu of this Cali-Creole eatery.