MEET THE TEAM
Karl FRAnz Williams - Principle
Karl Franz is a Yale Graduate (’97), seasoned entrepreneur, and noted bar owner with over 10 years in the industry who has conceptualized and opened two restaurants including the highly regarded 67 Orange Street, a mixology bar in NYC. He is an established spirits professional and consultant who has consulted with major restaurants (like the Cecil – picked Best Restaurant in America late last year) and major spirits producers including William & Grant, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey, and Bacardi. He currently represents D’USSE Cognac as their National Ambassador, consulting with bars across the country on developing and improving their cocktail programs and their bartenders.Karl is one of a small group of people around the world who have passed the B.A.R., the most rigorous and respected mixology and bartending course offered by the founders of the current cocktail movement. Karl began his career with a more traditional path, working for 10 years in the operations, marketing, brand management, and innovation departments of Procter & Gamble and Pepsi Cola North America, in positions of increasing responsibility. For more on Karl check out: http://issuu.com/aoandcompany/docs/kfwmediakit2013
Deverell smith - Architect and dEsigner
Deverell is a talented award winning architect that has global experience in design and architecture for residences, restaurants and many of the world’s favorite brands including Coach, Calvin Klein, Lancome and Tiffany & Co. He is a“student of the world” and has traveled to over 50 countries. He’s drawn from these experiences to help us craft the Anchor Spa.
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Stephen j ross - Executive chef
Winner of The Big Taste, New Haven - Best Savory Dish Award. Lobster Shrimp and Grits
Gregory Genias "Bootleg Greg" - MIXOLOGIST
Head Mixologist at The Anchor Spa. You can also see some of BootlegGreg’s work on the NBC network , CT Drinks YouTube channel, in the book A Field Guide to Drinking in America by Niki Ganong, and most recently in Cynthia Von Buhler’s immersive play “The Illuminati Ball: an immersive excursion” and “Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic".