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Steve Nydell joins Navy Proof Food & Spirits with a food and beverage background that is defined by sights seen, travels had, and an ever-evolving passion for cocktails.


A passion that struck him from the beginning, Nydell’s career spans across Southern California to Canada.  After ten years in Canada, Nydell expanded not only his palette but his inspiration, traveling for two years to four continents, spending time in each city immersing himself in the culture, community, and language. These memorable moments brought a new level to his cocktails, taking them beyond the ingredients and helping him to create a storyline at first sip.


While Nydell can boast a list of awards and accolades, ranging from Featured Mixologist to Marriott leadership recognition, opening several restaurants and building their beverage program from scratch, he’s easily spotted amongst bar patrons, bringing an approachable and knowledgeable experience to their experience.


Engaging, educated, and eclectic, Navy Proof Food & Spirits is proud of have Steve Nydell join the team as Restaurant General Manager.