Topher Bertone-Ledford grew up in a Sicilian family where cooking and big family gatherings were a way of life. After college at Boston University, he moved to New York City where he bartended in every type of venue from neighborhood watering holes to nightclubs. These experiences advanced his cocktailing skills, business sense and showmanship and transformed him into a coveted industry consultant. His time as an TV actor reinforced his belief in the importance of strong storytelling and how it can accentuate the guest's experience. In his 13+ years in the industry he has opened numerous bars and restaurants from the East Village to Hells Kitchen. He is excited to take on new challenges by bringing his sense of hospitality, neighborhood outreach, and innovative cocktail approach to the Seamore's brand. He currently is the General Manager of Seamore's original Nolita location, our two bar forward concepts Seamore's On Ice and Up Top and acts as a beverage consultant for all Seamore's locations.