Cocktail Academy is a professional service solution at the forefront of the hospitality and spirits industries. We provide varying degrees of cocktail programming support from conception to execution and have developed one of the most comprehensive staff training programs in the industry. We help our clients design efficient bars,  consult on equipment, inventory development and develop custom cocktail menus that complement venue décor, food menu, and food/drink trends.

Cocktail Academy improves operations by using our background in every sector of food and beverage service to facilitate a better guest experience. Founders Matthew Landes and notable bartender Brandyn Tepper have opened some of the most acclaimed venues in Los Angeles and Brandyn has been hailed as an instrumental figure in the city’s cocktail scene.




Cocktail Academy is a trusted ambassador for global brands, fostering authentic engagement through education and creative activation. Our team becomes immersed in product intrinsics and messaging points, learning what is needed to serve as articulate, on-call spokespeople for broadcast media, public appearances and product demonstrations. Cocktail Academy is your out-of-house marketing and promotions team offering valuable insight into the millenial consumer and the credentials to serve a sophisticated, gourmet consumer. We are expert storytellers and offer in-studio and event cocktail photography services, POS creation, menu design and specialty printing that reinforces brand identity.