Adam Richard Seger

New York, NY

Adam Richard Seger is from Baton Rouge. The adopted son of an Episcopal priest, he grew up with an appreciation for preparing meals, cooking, gardening, farming, and foraging. This led him to develop his love for hospitality and flavor and his unquenchable thirst for knowledge, learning, and teaching. He earned his CCP, Certified Culinary Professional, from The International Association of Culinary Professionals and his Advanced Sommelier accreditation from The Court of Master Sommeliers.

According to respected author and restaurant critic John Mariani, “I would trust Adam Seger to select my wine for any meal.”  Adam Richard Seger was one of the pioneering figures of the farm-to-bar movement, bringing together his wine and culinary background and using a chef’s perspective behind the bar. He was called by New City ‘The Charlie Trotter of Cocktails’ and the ‘Grant Achatz of Spirits’ and by TimeOut ‘Chicago’s Godfather of Craft Cocktails.’

Adam Richard Seger has created and curated cocktail and beverage features for both fundraisers and the openings of major exhibits for The Art Institute of Chicago and, most recently, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He is currently working on his first book, “Drink Like You Eat: A Foodie’s Guide to Beer, Wine & Cocktails.”

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