Beverage Director, Beverage Manager, Sommelier
About Ryan Valentine
Director of Beverage and Operating Partner Ryan Valentine is an Ohio State graduate who has spent the past 23 years developing his career at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). Valentine oversees all cocktail, wine, and beer menus at CMR locations nationwide. His knowledge of the industry, coupled with his passion for beverage, has given him deep industry credibility. Valentine has been credited with establishing the Company's fresh and innovative beverage foundation as he continues to seek opportunities to elevate the wine and spirits programs at CMR concepts and CMR’s sister company, The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern (24 locations nationwide). Ryan’s time is split between working the supply and wholesale channels to manage offerings and pricing and developing the content of all wine lists and cocktail menus for the various CMR concepts. His travels in pursuit of wine and spirits education have taken him around the world to California, Oregon, Washington, Spain, Scotland, France and Italy.
- Excellence AwardWine Spectator