Mixologist Stefan Trummer of Trummer's on Main - Biography

Clifton, VA

September 2010
Mixologist Stefan Trummer was born and bred in the restaurant business in Austria. His father had a restaurant and his grandfather before that. It was only natural when Trummer decided to study hotel and restaurant management. As part of his training there, he worked behind the bar and fell in love with the creativity of mixology, and the human interaction that goes hand-in-hand with service. Today he lends the same polish and inventive spirit to Trummer’s on Main, which he opened with his wife Victoria in her hometown Clifton, Virginia in 2009.

Of course, there was a bit of work for Trummer along the way. After leaving Austria, he traveled extensively in Europe, working his way through its luxury hotels in both back and front-of-the-house before coming to New York in 2000. Once stateside, Trummer straddled the service and production branches of the industry at the restaurant Citarella. He then moved on to hone his hospitality skills at Masa and Bouley. Word got out about his novel way of re-mixing cocktail classics and he was hired as general manager and beverage director at Bouley Upstairs.

He eventually joined forces with his brother Albert Trummer (now mixing his magic at New York’s Apotheke and Theater Bar) to open their Long Island restaurant and bar Trummer Home. After two years he went on to consult for New York and DC bars, and liquor and wine companies including Moët, Kahlua, Belvedere, and Navan. With fellow 2010 Rising Stars Chef Clayton Miller and Pastry Chef Chris Ford behind the stoves, and Trummer behind the stellar cocktail menu, Trummer’s on Main is set for a stellar future.
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