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Peter Vestinos

The Betty

Award-winning bartender, Peter Vestinos, oversees the beverage program at The Betty, Footman Hospitality’s upscale neighborhood tavern. Vestinos has over 13 years of experience, most recently developing the bar programs at The Winchester and bellyQ. He spent time at Wirtz Beverage Group, one of the nation’s leading luxury and premium beverage alcohol wholesalers, as a liaison between the supplier, distributor and trade industry contributing his expertise to cocktail and beverage programs, as well as trade and industry events. Vestinos has developed cocktail programs for such prestigious Chicago locations as Sepia, Nomi, Gibson’s Steakhouse, The Roof, Elate and The Exchange. Some of his accolades include: National 1st Place winner in the 2009 Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail and Limerick Competition, National 1st Place winner at the 2008 Bombay Sapphire’s “The Nation’s Most Inspired Bartender” Competition, 1st Place winner in the 2007 Chicago Iron Bartender Competition, and the 2008 U.S. Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition. He also received 2nd place at the 2008 Las Vegas “Shake It Up” Competition and was honored with the 2008 Time Out Chicago Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Modernizer of the Classic Cocktail.”

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