Meet The Mixos at the 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress

by Meha Desai
September 2013

ICC Workshops

Dale Degroff and Audrey Saunders:
Sunday, September 29
12:45pm-2pm

Guts, Glory, and the Birth of the Modern Cocktail Movement

Joe Raya:
Sunday, September 29
2:45pm-4pm

Extraction for Attraction: Building Signature Cordials

Derek Brown and Mario Hiraldo Regalado:
Monday, September 30
10am-11:15am

My Sherry Amor: Cocktails and Ibérico Love

Juan Coronado:
Monday, September 30
12:30pm-1:45pm

Cocktail innovations at barmini

Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay:
Monday, September 30
3:15pm-4:30pm

The Keg Keepers & the Business of Draught Cocktails

Meaghan Dorman, Theo Lieberman, and Karin Stanley:
Tuesday, October 1
11:15am-12:30pm

The Business of Bartender's Choice

Ryan Liloia and Brian Miller:
Tuesday, October 1
2pm-3:15pm

What One Rum Can't Do, Three Rums Can: The 1934 Zombie by Don The Beachcomber

It’s that time of the year again—time to put down the glass of your usual favorite and mix it up with haute cocktails and the latest beverage trends, ideas, and flavors. And there is only one place to go to go to get all that you need to shake up your game—the 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress. From mezcal marshmallows to draught cocktails to the secrets to perfecting the simplicity of the classics, let the Mixo Masters of Mix@ICC show you how it’s done.

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Audrey Saunders
Pegu Club New York, NY

A solid mixed drink is one thing, a successful career in bartending is entirely another. Join icons Audrey Saunders and Dale DeGroff in their Mixology Workshop Guts, Glory, and the Birth of the Modern Cocktail Movement for a well-crafted cocktail or two and a candid conversation on what it takes to make it in the industry.

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Brian Miller
Mother’s Ruin
– New York, NY


Brian Miller and Ryan Liloia have their zombie apocalypse game plan: get behind the bar, refer to the works of tiki legend Donn Beach, and pour some of his legendary rum cocktails. In their Mixology Workshop The Zombie: What One Rum Can't Do, Three Can!, the duo behind Tiki Mondays at Mother’s Ruin will discuss Donn, the tiki movement, and the role of Puerto Rican rum in one of the world’s most iconic tiki drinks.

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Dale DeGroff
KingCocktail.com – New York, NY

A solid mixed drink is one thing, a successful career in bartending is entirely another. Join icons Audrey Saunders and Dale DeGroff in their Mixology Workshop Guts, Glory, and the Birth of the Modern Cocktail Movement for a well-crafted cocktail or two and a candid conversation on what it takes to make it in the industry.

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Read his recipe...


 

Derek Brown
Mockingbird Hill – Washington, D.C.

In Mixology Workshop My Sherry Amor: Cocktails and Ibérico Love, join Bartender and Sommelier Derek Brown of D.C.’s Sherry-focused Mockingbird Hill and esteemed Cortador Mario Hiraldo Regalado to taste the worlds of jamón and Sherry converge. Jerez aficionado Brown will walk attendees through Sherry tasting, pairing, and cocktail making


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Joe Raya
Gin Joint – Charleston, SC


Whether you’re trying to save money, be creative, or make your own signature cordials, bitters, and shrubs, there’s an abundance of extraction techniques that can be daunting to sort out. In his workshop Extraction for Attraction: Building Signature Cordials Mix Master Joe Raya will demonstrate a combination of maceration and distilling techniques to show how you can build seasonal (and even bizarre) flavors behind the bar. Raya will share his library of extracts—from common-place fruits, herbs, and spices to off-the-wall flavors like soil, grass, minerals, and flowers. 

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Juan Coronado
barmini by José Andrés – Washington, D.C.

Mezcal marshmallows, hand-chipped ice-globe jewels, peanut spirits, and pineapple grog are all the fantastical creations of cocktail innovator and the leader of José Andrés’s Think Food Group Research and Development Team, Juan Coronado. In his Mixology Workshop Cocktail Innovations at barmini, Coronado will share the secrets and science behind the sprawling bar program at barmini.It’s personal for Coronado; you’ll learn why conversation is the key when he creates any cocktail, from classic to crazy.

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Karin Stanley
Dutch Kills – New York, NY

How do they do it? Take a seemingly endless back bar, add an indecisive imbiber, throw in a Friday night crowd, and somehow deliver a successful, profitable bartender’s choice program? In their Mixology Workshop The Business of Bartender’s Choice, leading NYC Bartenders Meaghan Dorman, Theo Lieberman, and Karin Stanley will divulge the art and discuss the business of making cocktails (seemingly) on the fly—from mastering guest interactions to learning a catalog of modified classics.

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Meaghan Dorman
Raine’s Law Room – New York, NY

How do they do it? Take a seemingly endless back bar, add an indecisive imbiber, throw in a Friday night crowd, and somehow deliver a successful, profitable bartender’s choice program? In their Mixology Workshop The Business of Bartender’s Choice, leading NYC Bartenders Meaghan Dorman, Theo Lieberman, and Karin Stanley will divulge the art and discuss the business of making cocktails (seemingly) on the fly—from mastering guest interactions to learning a catalog of modified classics.

See her bio...
Read her recipe...


 

Paul Tanguay
The Tippler – New York, NY


Self-proclaimed “liquid libertines and perpetuators of libational awareness and enjoyment” Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay are spilling their gin (and vodka and bourbon) in a hands-on mixology workshop at ICC. These enterprising mixos of Tippling Bros. consulting and NYC’s The Tippler will teach attendees best practices in batching and selling debauchery in the form of draught cocktails.

See his bio...
Read his recipe...


 

Ryan Liloia
Clover Club – Brooklyn, NY

Brian Miller and Ryan Liloia have their zombie apocalypse game plan: get behind the bar, refer to the works of tiki legend Donn Beach, and pour some of his legendary rum cocktails. In their Mixology Workshop The Zombie: What One Rum Can't Do, Three Can!, the duo behind Tiki Mondays at Mother’s Ruin will discuss Donn, the tiki movement, and the role of Puerto Rican rum in one of the world’s most iconic tiki drinks.

See his bio...
Read his recipe...


 

Tad Carducci
The Tippler – New York, NY

Self-proclaimed “liquid libertines and perpetuators of libational awareness and enjoyment” Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay are spilling their gin (and vodka and bourbon) in a hands-on mixology workshop at ICC. These enterprising mixos of Tippling Bros. consulting and NYC’s The Tippler will teach attendees best practices in batching and selling debauchery in the form of draught cocktails.

See his bio...
Read his recipe...


 

Theo Lieberman
Milk and Honey – New York, NY


How do they do it? Take a seemingly endless back bar, add an indecisive imbiber, throw in a Friday night crowd, and somehow deliver a successful, profitable bartender’s choice program? In their Mixology Workshop The Business of Bartender’s Choice, leading NYC Bartenders Meaghan Dorman, Theo Lieberman, and Karin Stanley will divulge the art and discuss the business of making cocktails (seemingly) on the fly—from mastering guest interactions to learning a catalog of modified classics.

See his bio...
Read his recipe...