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Featured IFBC Speaker: Chef and Mixologist Kathy Casey

Kathy Casey is a celebrated chef, mixologist and pioneer in the bar-chef movement. She is touted as the original Bar Chef and was named one of the top 10 most influential bar people of the past 25 years.

Kathy is the owner of Kathy Casey Food Studios®Liquid Kitchen®, a global food, beverage, and concept development and innovation agency specializing in all things delicious.

Clients such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts,  Raffles Hotel Group, Marriott International, California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, National Amusements, Island’s, Sunkist, Alaska Seafood Marketing, Costco, Holland America Cruise Line, Unilever, Odyssey Seafood, Landry's, HMS Host, Monin Gourmet, and Sun Orchard as well as spirit companies have sought her development skills, advice, and expertise.

Kathy and her team’s work has been highlighted in Esquire, USA Today, Fortune, People Magazine, Cheers, Food Arts, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Flavor Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Imbibe, Chill Magazine, Time Out, theSan Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

An engaging speaker and hospitality expert, Kathy is a frequent presenter at VIBE, Flavor, IACP, MCC, CIA, and TOTC, and is called upon as an industry expert for TV, with appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, Food Network’s Unwrapped, the Travel Channel’s Cooking Across America, the Larry King Show, Fine Living’s Great Cocktails, and CBS This Morning. Her cocktail show Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen on Small Screen Network mixes her talent behind the bar and experience as a chef into a creative journey through great drinks inspired by the kitchen.

Kathy is the author of ten cookbooks, including the James Beard-nominated NW Table and Sips & Apps. Her most recent book is D’Lish Deviled Eggs. She is also a regular contributor for the Food & Wine Cocktails annual recipe book. Her popular blog Dishing with Kathy Casey is the companion to her radio segment Dishing with Kathy Casey airing weekends on KOMO radio. She is also an avid social media enthusiast.

Kathy will be leading the engaging and interacting #SippingSocial Trends with Kathy Casey, Liquid Kitchen session on Sunday.

Follow her on Twitter @KathyCaseyChef and on Facebook




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