Wednesday, July 20 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Taking the Reins of an Existing Bar Program

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You have worked hard, made your way to the top, and finally have the opportunity to take the reigns. What now? The do’s and don’ts of taking someone else’s bar program to the next stage. Join Bar managers Erick Lorincz (The Savoy), Jillian Vose (Dead Rabbit), Ezra Star (Drink), and Jeff Bell (PDT) as they talk about their struggles and accomplishments as the new leaders of these classic bars.

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Ezra Star

General Manager/Bar Manager, Drink/Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Beginning in the kitchen at a young age and eventually finding her place behind the bar, Ezra Star has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for many years. She spent years studying biochemistry and Public Health as a means to understand complex structures, but the drive... Read More →

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Jeff Bell

General Manager, PDT
Jeff Bell is the General Manager at PDT in New York City and has been working there since 2010. His career in hospitality began his in 2003 washing dishes and bussing tables as a college freshman. Originally just a flexible job to pay for school turned into much more as he worked... Read More →
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Erik Lorincz

Head Bartender, American bar, The Savoy
Erik started his career graduating from the Hospitality School in his native Slovakia in 1999. Shortly afterwards he came across the first bartending book by Roman Uhlir. This inspired Erik greatly and he decided to take up the opportunity to learn about bartending. He joined a... Read More →
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Jillian Vose

Bar Manager, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
Jillian Vose is bar manager at The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, located at 30 Water St. in historic Lower Manhattan. Named after a street gang of the era, The Dead Rabbit is the culmination of Belfast barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry’s lifelong dream. It won “World’s Best... Read More →

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Tales of the Cocktail

Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With... Read More →

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