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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Pumping out Paradise: Secrets Behind a High Volume Tiki Bar

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Learn the secrets of serving out mass quantities of multi-ingredient garnish-heavy drinks, from the development of the drink program to setting up the bar, and digging into the mind of a high volume Tiki bartender.

Moderators
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Shelby Allison

partner, Lost Lake
Shelby Allison opened Lost Lake with her partner Paul McGee, Land and Sea Dept., and Martin Cate of Smuggler’s Cove in January of 2015. Since then, Lost Lake has been named Imbibe magazine’s Cocktail Bar of the Year, earned a semifinalist James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Bar Program, a semifinalist nomination for Best New American Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail's 2015 Spirited Awards, and earned the #66 position on Drinks... Read More →

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ErinHayes

Bar Manager, Lost Lake
Native Chicagoan Erin Hayes has worked in the hospitality industry since her very first job making milkshakes and lattes at Grumpy’s Cafe. As soon as she turned 21, she graduated to bartending — though it wasn't until Erin began work for the Boka Group at Lincoln Park restaurant Perennial that she discovered a passion for spirits and cocktails. Erin went on to run two unique cocktail programs with the Boka Group at The Hotel Lincoln before... Read More →
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Mindy Kucan

Lead Bartender, Hale Pele
Mindy has been an avid cocktail maker since 2009. While living in Austin, Texas and working for Hilton Hotels, Mindy started working at Anvil Bar and Refuge in Houston for one day a week to learn the proper techniques in tending bar and making drinks, and was awarded the title of Houston Press Best Bartender 2010. Since then she has moved to Portland, Oregon where she has opened and implemented a strong beverage program at Hale Pele, a... Read More →
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Paul McGee

partner, Lost Lake
Paul McGee has been a bartender for over 25 years, and since moving to Chicago in 2008, has been named Chicago’s Best Bartender (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015), Chicago Tribune’s Beverage Professional of the Year (2013), Jean Banchet Best Mixologist (2014), and one of Chicago magazine's 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans (2015). Since opening in January 2015, Lost Lake has been named Imbibe magazine’s Cocktail Bar of the Year, earned a... Read More →
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Scotty Schuder

Scotty Schuder, the man behind Dirty Dick tiki bar in Paris, was born in the Mojave Desert and first came to Paris in 1998 to witness Les Bleus’ victory over Brazil at the World Cup. Most recently, Scotty worked on the team that created the forthcoming Plantation Old Fashioned Traditional Dark Rum.

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House of Angostura

The House of Angostura®
Capitalizing on its heritage as the world's most well-known maker of aromatic bitters, the House of Angostura® has catapulted into the 21st century with an exquisite range of rums, the magnificent Amaro di Angostura® and of course, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange bitters, now in demand in more than 170 countries across the world.


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