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After years working in dive bars and restaurants Ezra Star began working at Drink, Barbara Lynch Gruppo's award winning cocktail bar in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. In 2012 Ezra completed the rigorous BAR 5-day bartender program and was also a part of the leadership team that helped win Drink the 2013 Spirited Awards' "World's Best Bar." In addition to overseeing Drink, Ezra has consulted on numerous bar designs, bar build-outs, and bar training programs. She has also given presentations at cocktail conferences and has been featured in Playboy, Food and Wine, and numerous spirit journals.
Laila Grainawi has always been a creative soul. When she graduated from art school (MICA) she started working as a graphic designer and a knitwear designer in New York. While her careers were fulfilling, she found herself yearning for both the tangible satisfaction of making and but with the immediate gratification of creating at a faster pace. When she moved back to Chicago, she found herself in front of an incredible cocktail community. She saw that all of her culinary passions and desire to connect with people could be realized in bartending. She set out to learn everything she possibly could about the very diverse cocktail world, but also to become integrated into it, by getting "behind the stick" (as they say) to learn hands-on. She was quickly plucked out from behind the bar to join the team at Cocktail Courier as Creative Director to bring all that obsessive memorization, intense studiousness, and passion for the beverage industry to other cocktail enthusiasts.
Brenda Terry is an award-winning bartender and cocktail artist based in Tampa, FL. Her passion fuels her cocktail programs which aim to tell a transportive story. She has earned titles in both regional and national competitions and has worked behind some of Florida's top bars, including her current home, Ciro's, a prohibition-era venue which gives a nod to classics. To learn more about her, visit www.brendaterry.com.
It's easy to say that bartending isn't quite what Ronnie thought she'd end up pursuing but it's even easier to say that there couldn't have been a better fit. With a degree in Pre-Medicine and Biology, it seemed that white lab coats were on the horizon. However, after a few sips of what could only be described as fate, she's here to stay.
Leah Schoenburg, like so many bartenders out there, went to art school, where she learned that art takes on many forms and it's still really hard to make a living from it. After attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for everything from Fashion Design to Metal Sculpture, and a brief stint as an artist's assistant, Leah started serving tables at a bar to help her stay in the city that she so loves. That's where she discovered that working in bars was way cooler than working in the diners she grew up in, and that there's a lot more to learn about alcohol than pouring shots and pulling beer. With the help of the USBG Chicago chapter and very cool bar programs, She was able to attend sprit classes and tastings, and network with other likeminded bartenders from all over the country. She has had the wonderful opportunity to work in some of the coolest bars in the city and has made some truly talented staff her family and lifelong friends.