Katey Ryder

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Co-Proprietor, The Golden Pineapple

Maker: Beverage Professional

From the Golden Pineapple, long time industry professional who is co-running the bartender owned and operated West Asheville drinking establishment. With experience coming from Atlanta, Katey brought elevated hospitality to bars such as MG Road and Sovereign Remedies. Now full time at their own bar, with long time partner Donnie Pratt formally of Cucina 24, they are bringing the hospitality and cocktail game to West Asheville.


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