James MacInnes

Kyu

James MacInnes serves as Bar Manager at KYU Miami, a wood-fired and Asian-inspired restaurant in Miami’s eclectic Wynwood Arts District. The award-winning concept offers guests a vibrant atmosphere, unparalleled service and globally inspired cocktails and cuisine.

A Miami native, James began working in the hospitality industry over ten years ago and has held various positions from server to cook. It...

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James MacInnes serves as Bar Manager at KYU Miami, a wood-fired and Asian-inspired restaurant in Miami’s eclectic Wynwood Arts District. The award-winning concept offers guests a vibrant atmosphere, unparalleled service and globally inspired cocktails and cuisine.

A Miami native, James began working in the hospitality industry over ten years ago and has held various positions from server to cook. It was in his early days as a barback when James became enamored with cocktails, exploring the balance of complexity and simplicity that goes into a thoughtful craft cocktail program. He also gained an appreciation for the rich, long-standing history behind classic libations.

James first joined the KYU bar team for a year in 2017 before spending time in Melbourne, Australia where he worked at Eau De Vie and Michelin-star credited restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Outside of Australia, James has traveled around the globe to places like Germany, Thailand, Mexico and Poland, to name a few. His global adventures have allowed him to discover international cocktail trends, new ingredients and innovative techniques that are now brought to life through KYU’s inventive cocktail menu. In addition to leading the KYU Miami bar program, James was also instrumental in curating and launching the menu at KYU Mexico.

Outside of mixing up Miami’s finest libations, James can be found experimenting with dishes in his own kitchen and spending time outdoors in the Miami sunshine.

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