ASHTIN BERRY Spirits
EVENTS: TASTE OF THE ICONOCLAST DINNER, THE ICONOCLAST DINNER HONOREE
pronouns: she/ her/hers
EDUCATION: B.A. Sociology-University of Chicago, Wine + Spirit Education Trust
CURRENTLY: The Cooks Club (New Orleans)
WHY SHE IS AMAZING: Ashtin Berry is a food and beverage activist, sommelier, and beverage consultant committed to creating equitable spaces within the hospitality industry. Using her background in sociology Berry’s focus is on creating intersectional models that use language as a tool for creating safer and more inclusive spaces. In 2018, she joined Bacardi to headline the inaugural Women in Leadership Tour, and has spoken at a number of conferences including Chicago Style, Toronto Cocktail Conference, and S.H.E.Summit. Berry's work has been featured in top industry publications including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Chefs Feed, Punch, and Star Chefs. In her bi-weekly column Family Meal on ChefsFeed, Berry unpacks the systemic issues facing the hospitality industry alongside industry professionals and experts. Known for her work with Air's champagne Parlor, Tokyo Record Bar and Ace Hotel New Orleans this winter, Berry is taking her experience of conceptualizing bar programs and directing beverage programs, to open her very own project in New Orleans, LA. Stay tuned!
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH SHE’S DRINKING IN: Mexico City