San Francisco, July 19, 2017
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the leading boutique hotel and restaurant company, announced today that Andrew Bradbury has been named senior director of beverage and bar. The appointment further emphasizes Kimpton’s commitment to build upon the brand’s rapidly growing beverage program, helmed by renowned bartenders who offer guests innovative flavors and unique drink offerings.
Andrew is no stranger to Kimpton, having previously served as the general manager of Ave and Avecita, the signature dining venues of the groundbreaking Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. Pairing the culinary talent of Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca with Andrew’s operational expertise earned Avecita critical acclaim and a spot on CNN’s global list of “The Best New Restaurants for 2017.”
In his new position, Andrew will provide strategic support for the beverage operations of Kimpton’s 70+ restaurants and bars. Andrew’s role touches every aspect of operations, from mentoring bar teams and building beverage menus, to leading Kimpton’s signature social hours. Andrew will also spearhead the ongoing development of Kimpton’s national beverage programming, the behind-the-scenes work that ensures Kimpton’s offerings remain best in class inclusive of spirits, cocktails, beer, and wine. Additionally, Andrew will serve as an ambassador for the Kimpton brand within the beverage space by supporting the formal education and training of Kimpton employees.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Andrew lead the charge on the Kimpton beverage team,” said Alex Taylor, Kimpton’s SVP of restaurant and bars. “Andrew has spearheaded incredible design-driven and wine-centric concepts, and will bring that trailblazing expertise to our world of wine and spirits.”
Prior to joining Kimpton, Andrew helmed a James Beard Award-winning wine program at Aureole – Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Creative and entrepreneurial, he is also the recipient of Hewlett Packard’s “Digital Maverick Award” in recognition of his pioneering use of a PC tablet for a fine dining restaurant wine list. Andrew studied communications at San Diego State University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS
Kimpton has more than 70 unique restaurants, bars and lounges across the country helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders who offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include heartfelt care; chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; and striking interiors with vibrant style and design. Signature cocktails are created by expert local bartenders, and wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and sustainable selections. Distinct restaurant concepts range from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in Washington DC. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com/dine.
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