Tim Laird is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 25 years experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances a year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show; ABC World News Now, Good Morning America, and the CNN, FOX News and CNBC networks. Tim also hosts a weekly television show in his home state of Kentucky - Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs. He is a featured columnist for Louisville’s Food & Dining Magazine, author of the book, That’s Entertaining! With Tim Laird, America’s C.E.O. – Chief Entertaining Officer, That’s Entertaining! Cocktails and Appetizers and the recently released The Bourbon Country Cookbook.
In his most recent role as Chief Entertaining Officer of Brown-Forman, a major producer of fine wines and spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim enjoys teaching audiences around the world how to make entertaining fun and easy, and how to make delicious cocktails. In the past, he also worked for Korbel Champagne, E&J Gallo and Stroh’s Brewery.
Tim is an active volunteer in Louisville serving as a board member for Winston Industries, as an honorary board member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, and as a member of the advisory board for APRON, Inc.