Join your new JWI Network friends at The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotelto drink, schmooze, and hear from Beverage Director Yael Vengroff, cocktail aficionado and 2014 Champion of Fastest Hands in the West.
Specialty cocktail will be included in the ticket price.
$20 for members / $25 for non-members
Originally from Houston, Texas, Yael moved to New York City in 2005 to attend New York University. During this time she worked alongside some of the world’s best bartenders, most notably as the youngest female bartender behind Audrey Saunders’ iconic Pegu Club. Having discovered a new-found love for tiki-inspired cocktails, after 2 years with Pegu Club, Yael landed a Head Bartender position at the former Lower East Side Tiki bar, Painkiller. In 2012, Yael moved to Los Angeles after accepting a position with Proprietors LLC where she assisted with
beverage development and operations management for the Los Angeles based hospitality company, while simultaneously running Hollywood’s Harvard & Stone. Currently, Yael is the bar director at The Spare Room in the Roosevelt Hotel and Genghis Cohen, where she is known for her playful personality and whimsical cocktails.