Lora Nefiodchina – F&B Manager at Mandarin Oriental

Meet Lora, F & B Manager at Mo Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The gift of hospitality aboundsin her blood and has evolved among restaurants. She started her career at 18 years-oldinspired by her mother. “I love the ability to show how I see the world with different flavors” –Lora expresses as a mixologist. She’s the […]

Ray Mozak – Bar Manager Novikov Miami

How did you discover your career? I grew up in a family-owned bar/restaurant that had nothing but chicken wings, burgers, and beer. Nothing really fancy, but I loved the hospitality aspect of it. I started bussing tables and bar backing.  I was also in the kitchen, but where I really felt most at home was […]

JC Santana – Beverage Director of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier

“Puerto Rican-born, Miami-bred Juan Carlos Santana started life as a music event production while cultivating a side passion for craft beers and spirits. After experiencing all the highs and lows of life on the road, he went back to school to study hospitality, with the idea of eventually opening a bar”