Angela Thompson

Beverage Innovation Director

Angela started her career at the early age of 14 where she worked in her mother’s restaurant in Minnesota. She now has more than 35 years of hospitality experience and nearly 14 years at Monin developing hundreds of beverages for national account chains and local restaurant groups. She works with customers all over the globe and helps our distributor partners with training, trend research and custom menu creation. While here at Monin she has even appeared on Home Shopping Network and has done many on-stage presentations at the annual Epcot Food & Wine Event. Angela’s broad range of experience as a server, bartender, manager and trainer is apparent in the way she can effortlessly develop mouthwatering drinks for any occasion, all in one simple recipe. Look for Angela to bring you flavorful and creative recipes that are quick and easy to make.

Favorite Monin Flavor:

Golden Turmeric, it’s so versatile across many applications

Favorite cocktail:

Aperol Spritz with a modern twist of flavor like blood orange

Favorite Non-Alcoholic beverage:

Grapefruit C.F. and Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup with fresh lemon juice and club soda

Flavors to Watch:

Blends, citrus and herb combinations, middle eastern spices, floral blends

Trend predictions:

Shrubs for low ABV cocktails and mocktails, punches and shareable cocktails, more savory cocktails and coffee beverages like mushroom, turmeric and salt