Delegate Profile

Jackie Summers

Job TitleAuthor, public speaker, and entrepreneur


Jackie Summers is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur: founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. A native New Yorker, he served as an Executive Editor for The Good Men Project for six years.

Named  one of the “50 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Food” by Brooklyn Magazine, his work has appeared in Edible Brooklyn, Plate Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Salon, Brooklyn Magazine, BestLife, and Alcohol Professor.  He was honored to serve as a judge for the 2018 James Beard Awards, and a judge for the 2017 & 2018 American Craft Spirits Association Awards.

Jack is a recognized hospitality industry expert, and an active voice in anti-oppression, inclusion, diversity, and marginalization, helping shape the conversation in hospitality around social justice, lifestyle, health, addiction, and sustainability.

Conference Sessions

  • You Lost. Now What? Building Victory from Defeat

    June 11, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Park Street University - Brooklyn Expo Center

    The question is not “are you going to fail?” You are going to fail. The question is: are you going to let a little thing like failure stop you? Join four serial...

    • Language: English
  • Inclusion in Hospitality: How To Build A Longer Table

    June 12, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, BCB Main Stage – Brooklyn Expo Center

    We can all make great cocktails, but can you make a better environment for your patrons and your employees? Companies with diverse leadership are statistically ...

    • Language: English

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