Born and raised in Chicago, Tim Williams 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.
Around that time, local bars The Drawing Room and The Violet Hour started receiving accolades for their unusual approach to making drinks. Tim finally understood what it meant to be a mixologist. In fact, he says that's one of the few things he had conviction about in his life.
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.
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.
Revae Schneider, is the sole proprietress of Femme du Coupe. Since debuting, Revae has personally taught nearly 5000 cocktail enthusiasts better ways to make cocktails at home.
She was named to Zagat’s Inaugural 30 Under 30 in 2012, recognized as BizBash’s 23 New Talents To Watch, and nominated for Bartender of the Year by Eater.com. She has developed cocktail recipes for Meredith Publications, been featured in digital web series for Cosmo and Elle Magazines, and highlighted by 1st Look TV as an Entrepreneur Under 30. Revae has also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, Michigan Avenue Magazine, and The Everygirl.