Jason Hedges is a New York-based beverage professional with more than fifteen years of developing and running New York’s finest Michelin-rated beverage programs, such as Gotham Bar and Grill, Aldea, and L’ Ecole. He currently serves as director of beverage at LT Hospitality’s L’amico, The Vine, Skirt Steak, and Second and consults hospitality clients worldwide at Pure Grey. Jason is a founding partner at Bar IQ, a full service beverage consulting firm.
A sought-after teacher and engaged peer, Jason regularly lectures about spirits and cocktails and serves on panels for both wine and spirits for the industry-leading Ultimate Beverage Challenge. He is a Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier.
Jason’s approach is straightforward: start with fresh ingredients, quality spirits, and classic technique. He believes that everyone — whether a veteran bartender or a novice — can share in the creativity and congeniality of drink-making. He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Seasonal Cocktail” A guide to creative drink-making.