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Seminar Day 1: Presented by Chandon

  • Ace Hotel Chicago in the Mahoney Event Space 311 North Morgan Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Causing a Stir: Empowering Underserved + Underrepresented Communities Within the Hospitality Industry
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colin Asare-Appiah (Bacardi; New York), Alexis Brown (Causing a Stir; Chicago), Ariel Neal (Causing a Stir; Chicago)

Community Spirits: Cocktail Bars as Active Community Members
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Josh Harris (Trick Dog, Bon Vivants; San Francisco), Bobby Heugel (OKRA Charity Saloon, Anvil Bar & Refuge; Houston), Ashley Novoa (Chicago Period Project; Chicago), Katipai Richardson Wilson (Dirty Precious; Brooklyn)
Moderated by Jacyara de Oliveira (La Sirena Clandestina, El Che Bar; Chicago)

A History of Black Bartenders by David Wondrich and Chantal Martineau
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Chantal Martineau (Author; New York), David Wondrich (Cocktail Historian; New York)

Turn Up The Volume Without Lowering Your Standards: Bar Management in 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nandini Khaund (Cindy’s; Chicago), Dianna Sanders (The Promontory; Chicago), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room, Genghis Cohen; Los Angeles)
Moderated by Erin Hayes (House Spirits Distillery; Los Angeles)

ADA accessible, gender neutral restrooms