Seiter is selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition


Saint Louis, MO (August 4, 2011) – Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, voted as one of Saint Louis’  TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS and nominated for the WORLD’S BEST COCKTAIL MENU, is heading to Kansas City to compete as a finalist in the Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition on August 21, 2011.  Seiter, along with Chad George of Demun Oyster Bar and Shannon Ponche of Taste, will be showing Kansas City the exceptional mixology talent that St. Louis has to offer.  Matt will prepare one of his original creations to impress the judges, as well as his rendition of a classic cocktail.

The Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition is an interactive and lively experience for both the bartender and casual drinker alike. It’s part competition, part festival while  showcasing the best bartending talent in the region, as well as the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top professionals, taste great cocktails, quality ingredients, and learn about some of the newest products on the market. The main event pits 12 of the region’s top bartenders against each other.  Participants will be timed and critiqued on their presentation, creativity, flavor and balance.  The top 3 finishers will win cash prizes and national press recognition.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.

About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria, owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, offer exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh, handcrafted cocktails that are made-to-order. Recently dubbed as the “sanctuary in the city”, the space is warm and inviting with an alluring appeal.  The tapas and cocktail menus incorporate the freshest, most locally produced ingredients possible with new and innovative ideas.

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