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Krowne World-Class Bartender Ambassador Program

The Krowne Bartender Ambassador Program was established to create a more collaborative, experience-driven design process for our clients. The Bartender Ambassador’s responsibility is to understand the client’s bar operation/program and help us create the most effective and efficient design solutions.

Our Ambassadors:

01

Discover

Consult with you to identify your unique bar layout needs and requirements based on your specific bar program.

02

Blend

Incorporate their world-class bartending expertise to maximize profitability and efficiency behind the bar.

03

Innovate

Create innovative bar equipment solutions and collaborate with Krowne to bring these ideas to life on your project.

04

Collaborate

Communicate with you every step of the way to ensure all aspects of the design are thoughtfully addressed.

05

Cheers

Finalize your dream bar layout and let Krowne do the rest!

Meet our Dream Team

Find the perfect Ambassador for your project and schedule time below!

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New England

Troy Clarke
Expert Bar Designer

Troy Clarke is the Founder/Co-Owner of Twelve24 Cocktails and The Director of Mixology and Spirit Education for Martignetti Companies. He also served as President of the United States Bartenders Guild, Boston Chapter (2011 - 2014). He brings over 20 years of experience in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry; ranging from time behind the bar, to years of Executive, Food & Beverage Management, and countless hours of continued education in the field. As the Founder & Co-Owner of Twelve24 Cocktails, Clarke sets out to create thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted apparel, bar tools, and bar equipment for bartenders and industry professionals.

A conversation with Troy
Recent Projects
  • Citizens Crust (Gillette Stadium)
  • Lychee Bistro and Lounge (Braintree, MA)
  • Gustazo Cuban Café (Cambridge, MA)
  • Murrays Tavern (Revere, MA)
Awards
  • First place at WSWA 2019 Iron Mixology
  • First place at WSWA 2018 Call for Cocktails and Best Aperitif (Iron Mixology)

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NYC

Leo Degroff
Expert Bar Designer

Leo Degroff is a New York based bartender & beverage consultant with Liquid Productions. Degroff’s career has spanned over a decade with work experiences ranging from bartending at regarded establishments like BED NY, Pegu Club, and Sweetwater Social to high profile events such as Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Telluride Wine Festival, Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar Show, and World Cocktail Week events for The Museum of the American Cocktail. Currently, his consultancy Prince Cocktail has allowed him flexibility to work alongside spectacular talent such as the consultancy Liquid Productions.

Recent Projects
  • Jimmy’s Bodega Aspen
  • BED NY
  • Pegu Club
  • Sweetwater Social
  • The James Beard Awards
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Art Basel
  • Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar Show
Awards
  • Fastest known opening of a restaurant (16 days) – Jimmy’s Bodega Aspen

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SouthEast

Tyler Hudgens
Expert Bar Designer

Tyler developed programming and ran Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender engagement platform for Liquid Productions and is known for her ability to execute large scale events and her multi faceted understanding of the world of spirits and bartender programs. Before joining Liquid Productions, Hudgens designed and ran a variety of bars and beverage programs along the east coast and overseas; her most recent role was with a redesign and reconfiguration of the bars in six of the highest grossing PF Chang’s China Bistros, moving the restaurants towards craft cocktails with elevated efficiency.

Recent Projects
  • PF Changs’s China Bistro
  • Bar Director of Dabney (one Michelin star, 2017)
  • Head Bartender – The Columbia Room: Best American Cocktails Bar
  • Life is Beautiful: A southern style kitchen and live jazz barr: Singapore
  • Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender engagement platform
Awards
  • Best Restaurant Bar 2020
  • James Beard Award Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Program 2017, 2018

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Midwest

Sean Kenyon
Expert Bar Designer

Sean Kenyon is a third generation Barman. His grandfather, mother and father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930’s. Over the course of his 33-year bartending career, Sean has managed bars and cocktail programs in New Jersey, Texas and Colorado and consulted on several national programs. In 2011, he realized a lifelong dream and opened Williams & Graham in Denver, CO, which was listed in 2015 as one of the “World’s Top 50 Bars” by Drinks International magazine. National media such as Food & Wine Magazine, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Esquire have recently recognized his beverage programs.

A conversation with Sean
Recent Projects
  • Live Nation Amphitheaters
  • Life is Beautiful Festival
  • Aspen Food & Wine
  • Kona Grill
  • PF Chang’s
  • Warwick Hotels
Awards
  • Colorado Restaurant Association Bartender of the Year 2019
  • Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2015 Best American Cocktail Bar Winner - Williams & Graham
  • Nightclub and Bar Bartender of the Year 2014
  • Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014 Best American Bartender Winner
  • World’s Top 50 Bars 2014 – Williams & Graham
  • Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2013 Best American Bartender Finalist
  • Nightclub and Bar Cocktail Bar of the Year 2013 – Williams & Graham

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West Coast

Jacques Bezuidenhout
Expert Bar Designer

Jacques currently works with Liquid Productions on branded event production around the country as well as spending time on his Spirit & Cocktail consulting company. Liquid Productions specialize in bartender driven cocktail events, large festivals, bartender education and spirit brand building/consulting. Jacques was a partner with the PlumpJack group in creating and launching their first ever cocktail focused bar projects. Prior to this Jacques was the Bar, Cocktail & Spirit Specialist for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ overseeing the company’s spirits menus as well as consulting on bar concepts.

Recent Projects
  • Kimpton Hotels
  • Wildhawk Bar
  • Partida Tequila National Brand Ambassador
  • Tres Agaves
Awards
  • Santé magazine Spirits Restaurant of the Year – Tres Agaves
  • Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards – 2011 Best American brand ambassador

Our Partner

Twelve24 Cocktails

Twelve24 Cocktails was founded in 2012 by a team of Industry professionals, born out of a desire to create high quality, professional Bar products, available at accessible prices. Twelve24 prides itself on helping its peers in the Bartending community make it to their next shift, competition or destination with ease and convenience, and with the best tools of the trade in hand.

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