Staff Spotlight: Teddy Collins

July 18th, 2014

Meet: Teddy Collins

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From his contagious laugh to his delicious cocktails, here are a few things  you probably didn’t know about this lovable guy:

I was born and raised in the ocean state, Providence Rhode Island. Both of my parents are professional trumpet players and I also have two amazingly talented younger sisters. Having two musicians as parents I adapted to many different instruments and immediately started to become creative.   Whether I was behind a drum set in my dad’s band or just in my basement jamming out, I thrive on being creative and entertaining. At radio bar, it all comes into play. I get behind the bar and create an atmosphere that the crowd feeds off of.

I moved to South Florida to go to college at Lynn University in Boca Raton.  I traveled to south beach and my first time on Collins ave. being a Collins I was thrilled!  Two years later I moved to Miami for good and where I have remand for the past six years.

I have been mixing up cocktails with the Menin Hospitality crew for almost four years now.  My first property was helping the grand opening at Vesper American Brasserie inside the Shelborne Hotel.  Roughly two years later the Gale Hotel opened and I was fortunate enough to be behind the bar at Dolce Italian, alongside some of the top bartenders in the country.  I spent about eight months at Dolce when I received a call about Radio Bar becoming a Menin property I left the Gale to help re-launch Radio.  I remember my first shift here at Radio and thinking to myself I’m going to love this place!  From the great atmosphere, music, local vibe and having the freedom to be as creative as I wanted to be I felt like I struck gold.

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