Activist, Sommelier, and Beverage Consultant
Ashtin Berry is a food and beverage activist, sommelier, and beverage consultant committed to creating racially equitable spaces within the hospitality industry. Using her background in sociology from the University of Chicago, Berry’s focus is on creating intersectional models that use language and food curation as tools for creating safer and more inclusive spaces.
Berry’s experiences include headlining Bacardi’s inaugural Women in Leadership Tour, and speaking at a number of conferences such as S.H.E. Summit. Berry's work has been featured in top industry publications including The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, ChefsFeed, and Food & Wine. In 2018 Berry was named in The Observers 55ppl in Night Life Power List. She was one of the youngest on the list and the only woman of color featured.
Berry started 2019 with the honor of being named Imbibe Bartender of the Year. With no intentions of slowing down Radical Xchange, a new venture between Berry and fellow Co-Founder Kisira Hill, just debuted their inaugural event, Resistance Served in Feb. The event was the first of it’s kind bridging a pathway between hospitality disciplines and the contributions of African Americans.