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Phil Collins

Director of Beverage

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Phil Collins began his beverage career bartending between gigs as a classically trained dancer. He made his first foray into cocktail programming as the Bar Manager at Sake Dojo (Los Angeles) and has since spearheaded menus at Fandi Mata (Brooklyn), and Nomo Soho. He now serves as TableOne Hospitality’s Beverage Director Phil Collins, where he curates beverage programs across the country, including Kin Gin, a contemporary Japanese concept on the Lower East Side. 

Over the last 5 years, Phil has held the title of Beverage Director for multiple high level concepts in Los Angeles and New York City. In 2019 Phil was brought on as the Beverage Director for SMT - a luxury entertainment venue in Koreatown Los Angeles from renowned KPop Music Label SM Entertainment. The venue spanned 3 levels and included luxury private karaoke rooms, a main dining restaurant, private dining rooms, an elevated japanese whisky experience, and a curated cellar specifically catered to the CEO of SM Entertainment Lee Soo-Man. During his time here, he worked closely with Soonhari to develop a proprietary blend of Soju specifically labeled for SMT and designed specialty hand crafted glassware to really transport the guests into the world of SM Entertainment. 

After the pandemic, he moved back to New York to hone in on his craft of bartending, landing at NoMo SoHo as the Lead Bartender of Nina’s by Liquid Lab. He quickly worked his way into the Beverage Director role for the hotel, taking on not only Nina’s, but the very busy and social media popular NoMo Kitchen. During his time with NoMo SoHo he created multiple cocktail menus and assisted in activating the outdoor spaces with companies such as Grey Goose and Moet Hennessy. Phil also competed as one of the 8 regional finalists in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience competition. It was at NoMo SoHo where Phil was introduced to the TableOne Hospitality team, where as the saying goes, the rest has been history.