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Chris Lowder

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Focus On Health Ep 27: Chris Lowder

Focus on Health

In this episode I chat with Chris Lowder about identity, the culture around work and balance, his move to Asia and how that effect him mentally and physically, and his journey to return to his athleticism. Chris Lowder, Founder of Gaishan Consulting, is one of the world’s most sought-after talents in corporate and multi-venue luxury bar consulting. Chris has successfully built globally recognized beverage programs in some of the world’s most challenging markets, including China, South Korea, Singapore and New York. Chris was nominated in 2018 and 2020 for Best Global Bar Mentor at Tales of the Cocktail, and in 2020 was named one of the 100 most influential figures in the global bar industry by Drinks International. Chris speaks fluent Mandarin and Japanese, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies.

1hr 13mins

6 Sep 2021

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Chris Lowder


Chris Lowder, General Manager of Proof and Company (China) joins James Henderson on this episode. - Please note: the recording quality for Quarantini isn't always to our network standard - on this program, we focus on distributing information as quickly as possible.


10 Jun 2020

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Episode #69 - Chris Lowder of Proof & Co. China

Post Shift, The Hospitality Podcast

We look at the meteoritic rise to one of the top bartenders and consultants in the world. This was a great episode that covers so much about where Chris came from and his plans in the future. His outlook on the APAC market pre and post COVID is inspirational and you should apply the things happening in the Chinese hospitality market to your business. Join us every Tuesday & Friday as award winning industry stalwart, Shawn Soole interviews some of the hospitality industries top talents from around the world including bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry supporters. Get points of view, advice and the backstories every week. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/post-shift/message

1hr 20mins

15 May 2020

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Coronavirus & To-Go Cocktails w Chris Lowder| Ep. 192

Bartender at Large

With the world currently reeling from the effects of coronavirus, the repercussions are so disorienting that they are leaving most of us in a state of not knowing what to expect next. To help us better understand the changes on the horizon, for this episode we go straight to Shanghai to learn from a local expert as to how the bars are maximizing sales with cocktails to-go, while slowly starting to reopen to the public. So tune in as we chat with international bar wiz, Chris Lowder of Proof & Company (formerly of the NoMad Bar in NYC.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge


13 Apr 2020

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13 Chris Lowder - One of the most decorated bartenders of all time, smartest guy in the room, Manager of China for Proof and Co.

The Littrell Show

Chris Lowder is the trilingual General Manager of Proof & Company, China - the World's most-awarded bar consulting team and craft spirits importer. With offices in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, Proof imports and supplies high quality independent spirits, glassware, tools and ingredients to hotels and cocktail bars across Asia. As champions of fine drinking, Chris and his team actively work to build China's bartender community by delivering staff & consumer education, planning & executing cocktail events, and generally speaking, one of the most prolific international cocktail and spirits talents. We talked about his journey from being bartender, consultant to general manager...of a continent. Be sure to follow Chris on his Instagram , connect to his Linkedin and visit PROOF if you want to know more about the innovative closed-loop distribution system that nearly eliminates packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain, visit EcoSpirit Global . Be sure to see last week weeks episode of the Movers and Shakers Podcast for another amazing interview with Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo! *** Questions, comments or thoughts please get in touch! I’m on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even TikTok…..I think. Or just head to my website http://jlittrell.com. You can even book a call through this link. *** Want a copy of my Banquet Event Order Template? Click here! How about my nerdy Cocktail Calculator? *** Current Library: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin [Audiobook] Atomic Habits by James Clear Weinberg on Writing (The Fieldstone Method) by Gerald M. Weinberg This is Marketing by Seth Godin Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione *** This podcast is recorded on a Blue Yeti Microphone with an ASUS Zenbook Road Rig: iRig Lavaliers and my one plus Android Smartphone with a Powered USB-C Hub and a Bluetooth Keyboard. SocialBee - My social media automation and syndication software Appsumo - Where I get all my amazing, cheap software for a lifetime. Canva - Graphics for all of my memes, flyers, posts, logos, pitches, etc. Fiverr - I hire a number of freelancers from Fiverr to handle things from web tasks, to show notes, to research projects, to data entry. Outsourcing baby! NameCheap.com - Whenever I have an idea for a business, one of the first things I do is set up the domain name! Hostwinds - This is my web host. This is vital to hosting your website. Having been through AWS and Hostgator, this is the move!

1hr 7mins

26 Mar 2020

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Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo on life in Shanghai under quarantine

Movers and Shakers with April Wachtel

In today's special episode of Movers and Shakers, I speak to friends in industry icons, Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo about life in Shanghai during Coronavirus. They share what they're doing to stay positive and productive under quarantine, what you should expect if your market is not yet adapted for the virus, and what bars and restaurants are doing across China to persevere. Please note, this was also the first video interview for Movers and Shakers. The video is available here. --- Follow Chris and Micaela's updates on Instagram @getlowdernow @micaelapiccolo --- Connect with April on LinkedIn --- Shoot us questions, comments, or requests for specific content at hello@moverssshakers.com

1hr 11mins

17 Mar 2020

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When Personality & Passion Combine, we get Mixologist Extraordinaire Chris Lowder

Bottled in China

When personality and passion combine, we get the extraordinaire Chris Lowder! Lowder is the bar legend who set out to compile a cocktail book of 173 of your favorite drinks and shared it online for absolutely FREE! From New York, Seoul and now Shanghai, he joins us to discuss his adventures in the cocktail industry. Originally from Baltimore, Chris has worked in some of the most recognized cocktail establishments all over the world. He now brings his know-how and passion to Shanghai with Proof & Company to better the mixology industry in China and raise appreciation of craft spirits and fine drinking. For more information, or to keep up with Chris Lowder’s travels and projects, follow him on Insta: @getlowdernow @proofandcompany About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!


16 Apr 2018

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Episode 1 - Chris Lowder

Movers and Shakers with April Wachtel

I am thrilled to welcome Chris Lowder to Movers and Shakers. Lowder has been nominated for countless awards, including NYC 30 under 30 by Zagat, New York Rising Star Bartender by StarChefs, and one of Americas Best New Mixologists by Food & Wine. Lowder is fluent in Mandarin and Japanese, and most recently launched and ran the multiple cocktail programs at the Four Seasons in Seoul, South Korea. In this interview we discuss his background in language translation, his passion for food and beverage, and his unique approach to education.


23 Apr 2017

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Episode 198: All In With The Well-Traveled Chris Lowder

The Speakeasy

Today in the studio, Chris Lowder takes a break from the bar in Seoul, South Korea to tell us all about traveling widely and the constants of good bartending.


18 Aug 2016