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Chris Lowder


Chris Lowder, Co-founder of Lowder-Tascarella Hospitality (LTH), is one of the world’s most sought-after talents in corporate and multi-venue luxury bar consulting. Chris has successfully built globally recognized beverage programs in some of the world’s most challenging markets, including China, South Korea and New York. Chris and his team at LTH get results for their clients by balancing three critical metrics: The profitability and cash-flow priorities of key stakeholders; the hospitality and best-in-class product expectations of international VIP guests; and the on-the-ground realities of procurement, logistics and staff training at each local venue.

Chris’s happy clients include Four Seasons Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), Swire Hotels, Accor Hotels China, Aman Hotels, Capella Hotels, Starbucks China, DisneyLand China, AB InBev USA, AB InBev China, Vacheron Constantin, Bvlgari China, Holland-America Cruise Lines, and Givaudan Flavours. During his nearly 5-year tenure with Proof & Company, Proof’s consulting team placed at least 2-3 creative projects in the World's 50 Best Bars every year, and 5-8 creative projects in Asia’s 50 Best Bars every year. No other beverage consulting team on Earth has ever achieved this level of sustained, consolidated excellence.

An expert in Chinese business culture and management, Chris has lived in Mainland China for more than seven years, going back to his time as a scholarship student at Beijing’s prestigious BLCU Translation Academy. After graduation, Chris opened and directed the technical translation department at China Monitor, an independent agency processing proprietary Chinese government analysis on 40 sectors of China’s industrial economy. Chris speaks fluent Mandarin and Japanese, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies.

Between tours in China, Chris developed an international reputation as an authority on modern bars and cocktail culture during a twelve-year career in food and beverage operations, including bar management roles in Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul and NoMad Hotel, New York. These venues were both ranked among the World’s Best Bars during Chris’s tenure. Chris was nominated in 2018 and 2020 for Best Global Bar Mentor at Tales of the Cocktail, and in 2020 was named one of the 100 most influential figures in the global bar industry by Drinks International.

TCGP S2 E13 - The Hospitalitarian with Chris Lowder

April 06, 2023

TCGP S2 E13 - The Hospitalitarian with Chris Lowder

On this episode of on The Cocktail Guru Podcast, we talk with award-winning—and trilingual!—hospitalitarian Chris Lowder, one of the most sought-after talents in corporate and luxury bar consulting whose list of happy clients includes some of the world's most-exclusive, highest-profile, and best-known hotel and restaurant brands!