Mixologist and Partner of Solomon & Kuff’s Rum Hall, 67 Orange Street and The Anchor Spa
Karl is the master mixologist and partner behind Solomon & Kuff’s Rum Hall – a 5000 square foot pan-Caribbean restaurant, rum bar and lounge located in West Harlem. A Yale graduate, Karl’s experience in the beverage industry includes 10 years in the marketing, brand management, operations, and innovation departments of Procter & Gamble and Pepsi Cola North America. While working at Pepsi in Innovation and searching for inspiration for new beverage concepts, Karl started working with top mixologists in NYC. Karl left Pepsi in early 2008 and opened 67 Orange Street, in December of 2008 to critical acclaim, receiving strong reviews from NY Magazine, the Post, and the NY Times. In fall 2016, Karl re-opened the iconic Anchor Bar in New Haven with cocktails inspired by port cities around the world. Just following his talk, Karl will perform a mixology demonstration and tasting.