The Libationist.

Described as the “Greatest Mixologist in the World” by Emmy-award winning daytime television host, Steve Harvey, Lauren Parton is helping to lead the cocktail renaissance in Chicago.  With roots grounded in her culinary background as a chef, Lauren’s approach to cocktails fuses the worlds of food and beverage to create innovative drinkable and edible cocktails.  

As a beverage consultant and trainer, Lauren develops drink programs for restaurants and bars.  Notably, Lauren created the award-winning cocktail program for the W Hotels and Loews Chicago. Lauren is a member of Tastings and currently heads up the wine program at the Kimpton Gray Hotel.

Traveling Libations. 

What is your favorite food memory? What is your favorite flavor from each season? How do you take your coffee? By asking a few simple questions like this Lauren quickly learns your style, likes and dislikes and will then create the best cocktail menu for you. From corporate events to private parties Lauren will design custom cocktail menus with an experience to be remembered by all.  

Beverage Menu Consulting.

Lauren will work alongside you to build a cocktail program and train your staff to build a beverage program that reflects your style and attracts your target customer base. With her extensive experience in food and beverage, Lauren knows the ins and outs of the kitchen and how to best and most economically integrate front of the house and back of the house.