Fernanda comes from programs that are cocktail-centered and volume heavy like The Standard Pour and HG Sply Co.
Her hopes for the folks that sit at her bar are to help them feel welcomed by the bar industry not intimidated by it. “You shouldn’t know more than half of what’s on a backbar because it’s not what you do… it’s what WE do,” she says to her timid guests. “Ask questions don’t be scared.”
You can find Fernanda in Dallas working at High & Tight in Deep Ellum during its new “face lift” which she claims has been interesting and has taught her a lot about adapting to different situations behind the bar.