Toby Maloney
Head Mixologist

Toby Maloney has worked in the service industry since the tender age of thirteen, travelling around the world in search of the perfect epicurean experience. His wanderings, from his ironic dry home town in Colorado, to the exclusive resorts of Thailand, to pulling beers at Oktoberfest, has created a rich tapestry of experience that translates well to his current role as the philosophical guide of Alchemy Consulting. Toby’s chief responsibility, aside from creating award winning cocktail recipes, is instilling a sense of pride within all the bartenders he works. He believes strongly that the success of any organization lies in the highest levels of customer service.    

He is currently a partner and head mixologist at The Violet Hour in Chicago and The Patterson House in Nashville. 

Maloney has fostered a collaborative environment at The Violet Hour, encouraging creativity and innovation amongst all the bar's staff. He visits Chicago quarterly, to work with The Violet Hour team to help curate and inspire each season's new menu.


Brad Bolt - Managing Partner, Bar Deville
Stephen Cole- Managing Partner, The Barrelhouse Flat & Beverage Director, Lone Wolf
Kyle Davidson - General Manager/Beverage Director, Elske
Kirk Estopinal - Owner, Cure, Cane & Table and Bellocq
Josh Habiger - Chef, Bastion
Robert Haynes - Partner, Analogue
Susie Hoyt - Mixologist, The Silver Dollar and El Camino
Nandini Khaund - Spirit Guide, Cindy's
Ira Koplowitz - Owner, Bittercube Bitters and Modest Vodka
Eden Laurin- Managing Partner, The Violet Hour
Jane Lopes - Sommelier, Eleven Madison Park
Maura McGuigan- General Manager/Creative Director, Westlight - NoHo Group
Henry Prendergast - Partner, Analogue
Mike Ryan - Director of Bars, Kimpton Hotels
Michael Rubel - Bartender, Lone Wolf