Wine director, general manager, and Kansas City native, Kelsey Alt brings her extensive hospitality knowledge and love for her hometown to Hotel Kansas City’s The Town Company and Hotel Kansas City’s Lobby Bar concept.
As a native, Alt has witnessed first hand the evolution the historic city has undergone. In approaching The Town Company’s wine curation, Alt tasked herself with epitomizing Kansas City’s spirit into a wine list. Mimicking Chef Johnny Leach’s intention of working with what Kansas City’s land, farmers, and purveyors embody, she has worked to translate those qualities into her wine curation. Although this wine list is the shortest Alt has written in her career thus far, showcasing around 60 bottles, she has used this opportunity to execute a dream lineup she has envisioned for years.
Through her fine dining service experience, Alt has honed the ability to create an atmosphere similar to a friend’s table, while simultaneously incorporating special moments that make guests feel truly celebrated. Alt revels in the opportunity to contribute to her hometown’s burgeoning culinary and sociallandscapethroughT heTownCompanyandHotelKansasCity’s lobby barexperiences.