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Jon Kraus

A newcomer to the world of cocktails, Jon originally pursued bartending as a way to avoid the confines of office life after...

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Roberto Rosa

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Roberto “Robi” Rosa was first introduced to the spirits industry as an engineering student...

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Cliff Mejia

Cliff Mejia has been in the industry for over a decade. He started out as a busboy at the age of 16 as an after school job...

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Logan Ronkainen

Trattoria Il Mulino head bartender Logan Ronkainen knows a thing or two about rising to the occasion. When he pursued...

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David Bonatesta

David was born and raised in Rome, Italy. At the age at 16 he started working in the restaurant business as a barista and food...

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John Garda

A veteran of the hospitality business, John found his home among the cocktail crowd in NYC in 2012. It was here that his...

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Jim Palumbo

A bartender/mixologist and freelance consultant in the spirits/hospitality industry. Most recently he held the position...

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Rael Petit

Acclaimed mixologist Rael Petit came to New York City in 2003 from Switzerland for what was supposed to be his summer...

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Juan Arboleda

Juan proudly served in the United States Navy from 2001 to 2005. After receiving an honorable discharge in 2005...

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Shannon Stiggins

Shannon Stiggins took a familiar path to her place behind the stick. She began as a server at a restaurant in Locust Valley...

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Tracey Eden

Tracey has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade. This born and raised New Yorker has worked in many...

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Paula Lukas

Paula was born in New York City and although she moved to New Jersey when she was young her heart was always in...

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Justin Biaggi

Justin Biaggi, a Bronx native, started his cocktail journey by making negronis for his uncle's social club in Brooklyn. His attraction...

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Madison Burch

Raised in North Carolina, Madison began competing in the cocktail world in 2012 after relocating to Atlanta where she began...

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Marlo Gamora

Marlo Gamora is the lead bartender at the acclaimed West Village hot spot, Dante where he trained under Naren Young...

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Zack Berger

Zack Berger moved to New York to pursue a career in the performing arts but found out very quickly that his focus and passion...

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Corey Creason

Hailing from the drum circles and daisy chains of Woodstock, NY (the town, not the concert) – Corey was born into the hospitality...
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