After a short hiatus, we're back with two incredible guests. First, we have Lynnette Marrero, co-founder of the all-female bartending competition Speed-Rack. She talks with us about "Nevertheless, She Persisted" - a series of panels taking place right now during Women's (Her)story Month, hosted by Speed-Rack in partnership with Branca USA. She also talks about the formation of Speed-Rack, their recently-launched mentorship program, and the importance of always being ready and willing to learn, teach, and make connections, especially within the hospitality industry.
Guest Bartender is Neal Bodenheimer, incredibly talented bartender and owner of CureCo., which is comprised of acclaimed bars and restaurants Cure, Cane & Table, and Vals. He's also the co-chair of the Board of Directors for Tales of the Cockail. We talk with him about TOTC's Mardi Gras Gives grant initiative, share some optimism about the future of the hospitality industry post-pandemic, and Neal walks us through his version of a St. Charles Punch.
"Nevertheless, She Persisted" programming can be found at: https://www.speed-rack.com/nevertheless-she-persisted
Mardi Gras Gives grant initiative information and application can be found at: https://talesofthecocktail.org/initiatives/grants/