Lydia Reissmueller has been in the food & beverage industry for over 15 years. Her experience ranges from menu development at Please Don’t Tell in New York, to running Four Season Farm in Cape Rosier, Maine. She loves to set up bar just about anywhere. Her focus is using high-quality ingredients, specifically seasonal and local produce, that respect the finely-crafted spirits they are paired with. She placed 3rd at the Clement Rhum Challenge 2008, has many published recipes, and self-published “The Living Room Bar” a simple how-to guide on making drinks at home. Most recently establishing Central, a cocktail bar in downtown Portland, she continues to be a cocktail consultant with various Portland restaurants.
Naturopathic physician, Elizabeth McElligott was born and raised in New York City and received her doctorate in Portland, Oregon where she has spent the last eight years. She fell in love with open spaces and nutrition while living in upstate New York, after which she cooked and worked her way cross country. She has worked in the service industry for over fourteen years, highlights being owning and operating a catering company and baking business in Lake Tahoe, California. She has been a practicing physician for three years and continues her pursuit of verdure everyday.