Andy Seymour - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Andy Seymour

Liquid Productions - New York, NY

Andy Seymour counts over twenty years experience in the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, and has emerged as one of the leading educators and consultants on all matters of beverage. His company, Liquid Productions, is devoted to the understanding of today’s cocktail culture, to developing education and beverage programs and to creating events that bring that culture to an even greater audience.

Beginning with a career working at some of New York City and the Hamptons busiest venues, Andy has dedicated himself to a life of producing great service and providing others with the tools to do the same. Early in his career behind the bar, Andy began working with Steve Olson who became a true mentor.  Working alongside Olson, Andy was able to acquire a deeper understanding about spirits and cocktails and the importance of working with quality ingredients.  During this period, Andy extended his bartending credentials and expanded his horizons by exploring the as yet untapped cocktail community in Los Angeles. Stints there included legendary Venice eatery, 72 Market Street and the grand reopening of Beverly Hills’ bistro Chasen’s, before returning to his roots in New York, where Andy led the bar at East Village mainstay, The Telephone Bar and Grill, managed Bar 13 and opened the bar at The Red Cat with Danny Abrams and Jimmy Bradley.

Andy also executes events and is well known throughout the industry for his fine detail and easy going manner in creating and running such large format projects as Diageo’s Liquid Cellar at the Super Bowl 2014, SuperFly Presents’ Great GoogaMooga Music and Food Festival, The Grand Marnier Mixolgy Summit in Vail, Tales of the Cocktail’s Bar Room Brawl, and Diageo’s World Class events and US finals in 2012 to name a few.

Today Andy is recognized throughout the industry as a leader in the global cocktail movement.  He continues to expand his role as a mentor and teacher to bartenders across the country through educational seminars and bartending demonstrations.  He also is a member of the Board of Generals and advisor to the social media platform ShakeStir—focused on the beverage trade.

Andy is also a partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR). BAR was founded in 2006 by industry experts Steve Olson, Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, F. Paul Pacult, and David Wondrich to fill an industry need for training on the subject of beverage alcohol products, and to help return the craft to the profession of the bar.  Through programs such as Drinkwell and BarSmarts, Andy has taught thousands of America’s bartenders and beverage professionals, and BAR’s 5-day certificate program has been acknowledged as a bench mark for professional achievement in the field of spirits and cocktails.  BAR was chosen as Cheers Magazine Beverage Innovator of the Year 2007.

In 2012, Andy stepped away from his partnership at aka wine geek to focus on his own company, Liquid Productions which he founded in 1999. Today, Andy’s mission is to help the growing world of cocktails and spirits continue to be a source of great fun, and entertainment for anyone who steps up to a bar to order a drink.