Andrew Volk has been bartending for more than fifteen years, working at some of the country’s best bars. In 2013, Andrew and his wife Briana opened the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, a cocktail bar with exceptional drinks and Scandinavian-inspired food. Since opening, the bar has twice been a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for “Outstanding Bar Program” and was named by Bon Appétit as one of the “5 Best New Cocktail Bars in America.” Andrew was named by Food & Wine as one of its 2016 “Best New Mixologists.” His recipes have appeared in publications like Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Maxim, Imbibe, Elle Décor, Washington Post, NPR, and more.
Briana Volk worked as a creative director in advertising, TV, and film before opening Hunt + Alpine with Andrew. She was the founding vice president of the Maine chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and founder of the New England Cocktail Conference. Since opening Hunt + Alpine, Briana has travelled the country speaking at conferences on bar and restaurant branding and design. As the creative director of both Hunt + Alpine and their second restaurant, Little Giant, Briana oversees the restaurants’ look and feel, as well as their overall interiors. Her Finnish heritage influenced the menu at Hunt + Alpine, pulling from recipes and stories passed down through her family.