Steel City Mixology services
Craft Bartending Services
Customized Mixology Events
Cocktail Weddings
Here at Steel City Mixology, we're dedicated to providing superior mixology events to the Greater Pittsburgh area. We will work with you to customize your event and make mixology memories with your friends and family. Cheers to you and we'll see you at your next mixology event.
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Craft Bartending Services
Here at Steel City Mixology, we've been working overtime to bring the most cutting edge mixology service to the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Hosted by Steven Kowalczuk, The Cocktail Chef or one of his highly skilled SCM mixologists, SteelCity Mixology will impress your friends and family with top shelf classic cocktails as well as original creations. more details on hiring one of our top mixologists for your next event - Bartending in the Burgh website

Just who is The Cocktail Chef?
Steven Kowalczuk, a.k.a The Cocktail Chef, began his cocktail career in Pittsburgh's Southside nightclub Nick's Fat City in 1993 before moving to Atlanta, GA. in 1996. As the premiere city of the south with continuous growth since the Olympics, Atlanta proved to be the perfect testing ground for the chef's cutting edge creations. As one of Atlanta top cocktail designers, Kowalczuk worked with both Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and  Concentrics Hospitality at many of their famous Atlanta concepts where he was repeatedly hailed as one of the top mixologists in the city.

Kowalczuk's award winning work has been featured in print, on the web & television. As a season one contestant on Masterchef with Gordon Ramsay, Steven left for Los Angeles in 2010 to film the hugely popular MasterChef USA. The Cocktail Chef has been featured in three filmed video series for, and has been written up in National Restaurant News, Nightclub & Bar Magazine, and InStyle magazine. A highlight of Kowalczuk's career was being chosen as one of the Top 100 mixologists in the U.S. for the Grand Marnier Mixology Summit hosted in Vail Colorado, both 2008 & 2009. In the later part of 2008, with over 20 years in the industry, education became a main focus for Kowalczuk and soon after he created the wildly popular educational series entitled the Art of Mixology in which he teaches aspiring mixologists from all over the country how to mix gourmet libations like the professionals. During this time, The Cocktail Chef produced three television pilots all themed around cocktails, spirits, and the life of a mixologist.

In 2011, Kowalczuk moved from Atlanta back to Pittsburgh where he was born and raised. To his amazement, what had been a shot & beer town had suddenly become one of the countries fastest growing markets for food and beverage in the country. Pittsburgh had become a world class destination from a dirty coal and steel town. Kowalczuk quickly launched his Art of Mixology series in downtown Pittsburgh first at the defunked Bossa Nova then onto Olive or Twist a local hot spot in the cultural district. 

After many years of success with the Art of Mixology Educational Series, Kowalczuk branched off into other products such as home mixology parties, wedding ceremonies, staff training, corporate seminars, home culinary parties, cocktail mixers, and much more. You need a service provided related to food or beverage, there's a good chance the cocktail chef can help you. 

“We customize all mixology events to create a top shelf experience everytime.”
Steven Kowalczuk, The Cocktail Chef
Mixology Events
A full participation cocktail experience
Home & Office mixology parties are perfect for all occasions!  
  • promotion
  • birthday
  • graduation
  • girls night
  • just because
Watch this video to get a better idea of a party in action.  Your location is the backdrop, we bring the party!  After your cocktail consultation with the Cocktail Chef Steven Kowalczuk, a shopping list is provided. We take care of setup, the recipes, a great time and cleanup.  Keep the party going afterwards or head out for a meal - its up to you! Contact us today to schedule.
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Resident Happy Hours

Mixers, Demos, and Craft Bar Service

With more and more beautiful apartment and condos being built, residents are looking for something extra when it comes to resident entertainment as a way of getting to know each other. We all know that if you mix a little bit of boozy entertainment a party, everyone relaxes and starts to have fun. Our services are endless. We customize all events. If you are not sure of the type of event you're looking for... email us to discuss and I'm sure we can design a party for you.
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Cocktail Weddings

The Cocktail Ceremony

Create a custom cocktail ceremony with the Cocktail Chef to exemplify how building a perfectly balanced cocktail is akin to building a strong and balanced relationship.  Both take key ingredients, patience, consistancy, and time-honored tradition to work. We spend time with you to learn about why your passions and joy run together so smoothly, developing an articulated recipe that represents your union. Once your ceremony is completed, you can feature this cocktail at your reception for your guests.  A complete recipe guide is provided for your vendors.

Wedding Officiant

Steven Kowalczuk is ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries  and Director of Mirth & Mayhem for Forge Fellowship est. 2017 as a relationship ministry. Steven is available to officiate and perform wedding ceremonies of many types.  An experienced television personality, educator and public speaker, Steve has years of experience in emcee roles. Contact us today to discuss how we may serve your officiant needs. ​ more details: C ocktail Weddings
Bachelorette Mixology
A full participation cocktail experience
Our best selling home mixology event!  Bachelorettes can start their night off on the right foot with a full participation cocktail experience at their location.  Colors, themes, spirits - you name the cocktails!  We provide the shopping list, setup, recipies, great time and cleanup so you can worry less and have more fun!  Go out for a night on the town afterwards or stay in and recreate your cocktails all night long.  We take the guesswork out of getting everyone started.
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