Anthony Caporale has been a professional Bar Instructor and Bar Chef for two decades, and has been involved in the opening of over a dozen major restaurants in roles ranging from Beverage Consultant to General Manager to Owner. He was the Beverage Manager at Bobby Flay’s flagship Mesa Grill restaurant, served as the opening General Manager of Flip, the newest restaurant in the Bloomingdale’s Manhattan headquarters store, was the Launch General Manager of Forty Eight, the hottest new cocktail lounge in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, and he designed and managed the terrifically-successful Green Room Lounge at the John W. Engeman Theater in New York as part of its $5 million renovation. Anthony is a Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist in Spirits (CSS), a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor, a TIPS Trainer for Responsible Alcohol Service, a certified Food Manager, and a member of both the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild and the Guild of Sommeliers. He is currently a faculty member of the Culinary Management Program at New York City’s award-winning Institute of Culinary Education as well as a Chef Instructor for their Spirits and Mixology classes, and he is the U.S. Brand Ambassador for both Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur and Truvia® Natural Sweetener.
Anthony is also the Producer and Host of Art of the Drink TV, and its companion feature-length DVD, Art of the Drink: Bar Essentials, the best-selling instructional bartending DVD online. Art of the Drink TV is the leading cocktail web show with millions of loyal viewers worldwide and over 75 award-winning episodes available on every major web video site, as well as TivoCast OnDemand, Cablevision Public Access, and nearly 100 local television broadcast stations. The series is an iTunes top-twenty-five Food Podcast and was named Best Instructional Vlog by Lulu.TV, Best Instructional Podcast by The New York Times Online, and has been nominated for two consecutive Tasty Awards for beverage programming. Art of the Drink TV has been translated into Spanish and Chinese, making it available in the world’s three most widely-spoken languages. Anthony is a favorite guest on many TV and radio shows including The Dr. Oz Show, The WPIX-TV Morning Show, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, and he is a member of the Chilled Magazine Editorial Staff. In 2008, Anthony was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steven L. Beshear for his work promoting and educating consumers about Bourbon.
Anthony also sings with Voices of Gotham, an award-winning acappella chorus, and serves as the Artistic Director for Broadway Theatre Studio, a new play development workshop he co-founded in New York City.