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Tim Williams

Always striving to be a student himself, Tim started Pour Souls in 2012 to educate people about cocktails and have fun with them. He's taught numerous classes to the public in addition to developing staff training and opening programs for restaurants and bars. He regularly consults with local restaurants and bars on brand relationship management, cost control and menu development. 

Born and raised in Chicago, Tim started working in the hospitality industry as he studied at DePaul University, first as a doorman then a barback and finally a bartender. He eventually worked his way up to design the cocktail program at Province with additional bartending stints at Mr. Brown's Lounge and Japonais.

Tim's mission is to make people feel comfortable making a drink at home or confidently ordering a drink when they're out. He does this via hands-on cocktail classes and private mixology events at The Chopping Block on behalf of Pour Souls.