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Brandon A. Cummins

Director of Education

BRANDON CUMMINS, the Director of Education of Altamar Brands, LLC, was born and raised in the restaurant & bar world, having grown up in his father’s establishments. Brandon went on to earn a BS in Mass Communications from Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism, specializing in Digital Media Production. While attending school he also managed the bar, cocktail, and spirits program for a locally owned and nationally awarded wine bar, championing a classic craft cocktail program during the mid-2000’s.

Utilizing his knowledge both of the industry, and his skills behind a camera, he has helped in opening multiple other nationally recognized and awarded cocktail bars, has consulted on programs ranging in scale from small local establishments to globally recognized brands, and has contributed to and developed educational programs and platforms – both for the industry and home consumer. He has worked alongside and collaborated with some of the most influential names in beverage education, including the Beverage Alcohol Resource partners (Dale DeGroff, David Wondrich, F. Paul Pacult, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, and Andy Seymour) and the founders of Lush Life Productions.

He is a Co-Founder of the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival, a member of the Kansas City United States Bartenders’ Guild Chapter, and member of the Tequila Interchange Project (501c3) – a non-profit organization aimed to help educate trade and consumers about issues facing the categories of Tequila and Mezcal, supporting sustainable practices. He is married and a proud father, living in Kansas City, Missouri.

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