Patricia Smith has worked nearly 20 years in the service industry, building a career that has incorporated practically every position to be found in a restaurant’s front of house. Most recently, she has added Oklahoma City’s only “cidertender” to her resumé by joining OK Cider Co- a fledgling cidery in her hometown. Before the switch to cider, most of her resumé was built in steakhouses and fine dining rooms from OKC to NYC. As a lifelong lover of food (and a nerdy collector of etiquette books), she found the hospitality industry to be a natural fit where she could marry her interests.
With a thirst for knowledge, Patricia has happily taken every available opportunity for education. She is active in her local chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, has successfully completed the Introductory course & examination of the Court of Master Sommeliers, and volunteered for Texsom in 2019. Though, if asked, she’ll say her proudest educational achievement is being an excellent self taught cook.
Outside of the industry, her time is spent at home perfecting her knowledge of Golden Girls trivia with her rescue dog, Ladybug.