Ryan P. Nolen

2017 Spirits of Mexico Chef

Ryan P. Nolen grew up in Michigan where he began bartending to pay bills while in college. He found he enjoyed the freedom the industry provided, and continued working in restaurants and bars after graduation. Following time in Denver, Nolen moved to Chicago where he worked at such notable restaurants as Girl & The Goat and Chef Jean-Georges Pump Room. Currently, as Beverage Director at Austin’s Pitchfork Pretty, Nolen has created the beverage program primarily with food in mind and his cocktails are crafted with the same level of love and attention as the chef puts into the food.

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