Eamon Rockey grew up in the small town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the son of two professional chefs. In 2003, Eamon enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, Eamon moved to New York City to gain fine dining experience, and was hired at Gilt, a Michelin-starred New American restaurant. In 2007, he joined the service team at Eleven Madison Park. During his time at the restaurant, he learned a tremendous amount about wine service and was quickly promoted to bartender and captain.
After three years at Eleven Madison Park, Eamon was approached to open a new restaurant in TriBeCa, Atera, which soon earned two Michelin stars. In late spring 2013, Eamon reunited with his former Eleven Madison Park colleague, chef Bryce Shuman to open Betony, a Modern American restaurant in Midtown. At Betony, Eamon oversees all aspects of the service program and is a constant presence on the floor greeting guests.