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John Maraffa

Corporate Beverage Manager, Morton's The Steakhouse | Strip House Steakhouse & Cocktail Lounge | Morton's Grille

Experienced hospitality leader with comprehensive restaurant and corporate leadership history. Oversees beverage operations for International luxury brand operating in 6 countries. Expertise in cost controls, control state management, program organization and development, supplier and distributor relations, and sommelier development and leadership. Skilled in wine list development and management and cocktail ideation and implementation.

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Larissa C Dubose

National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer

Valerie Cao

Director of Operations and Beverage Director at Le Colonial Chicago