Class Category: Extra Credits

Discover the IG Grappa World

Intro BIO Introducing the Grappa World. Your gateway to the captivating world of this Italian distilled spirit. Our online grappa class is curated by Marco Todoerti, leader in this category, with a deep love for this age-old tradition. With a rich history dating back centuries, grappa is more than just a drink; it’s a cultural …

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Yoga for Bartenders

Rachel Ellen BIO Rachel Ellen started taking in studio yoga classes in her first year of dance college in 2014. For her it was a breath of fresh air amongst the competitive nature of the dance world. After completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Parampara School of Yoga in March 2019, she because …

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Regarding Hospitality

Georgette Moger Petraske BIO Georgette Moger-Petraske is a cocktail and spirits journalist who has contributed to Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, Departures, and Edible Manhattan. She is the author of the best-selling drinks memoir, Sasha Petraske Regarding Cocktails (Phaidon). Since 2020 she has hosted the weekly salon, Regarding Oysters, in her Manhattan brownstone, teaching cocktail making, …

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How to Communicate a Message

Sandrae Lawrence BIO A former lifestyle journalist covering everything from fashion and beauty for The Daily Telegraph to restaurant and theatre reviews for Where London Magazine, Sandrae is one half of The Cocktail Lovers, the eponymous magazine, website, events and consumer workshops company she runs with her husband Gary Sharpen.Noted for knowing who’s moving and …

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Lifelong lessons in Hospitality

Laura Cullen BIO Originally from New York City, Laura grew up in the restaurant business; her father was an owneroperator in Greenwich Village for 42 years before retiring in 2006. Her own career began in restaurantsand has included positions in corporate sales and training, executive leadership and entrepreneurism.Laura spent nine years as an owner operator …

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Honey, the liquid gold

Nick Bofill BIO Nick Bofill is a Miami native whose childhood was filled with intrigue as he studied wild native plants and flowers. He became interested in Florida’s pollinators and began studying the honey bee. Nick made it his mission to save the honey bee and to educate consumers on its importance. Along the way, …

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Food & Cocktail Photography

Anthony Nader BIO Born and raised in Miami, FL, Anthony Nader started his photography career taking pictures in nightclubs at 14 years old. He has been shooting for 17 years now, and has dug into several facets of photography like product, sports, event and stock imagery. He was a full-time jewelry photographer for two years …

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Directing your own Movie

Victoria Collado BIO Victoria Collado is a Cuban American from Miami who can currently be found in New York City. Her main focus is to merge the movement world with naturalist plays in order to create exciting theatrical experiences. She recently directed the immersive theatre piece, AMPARO, written by Vanessa Garcia in partnership with Havana …

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Behind a cup of Tea

Mike Ortiz BIO Michael Ortiz is a tea master who was introduced to Taiwanese gongfu tea at a small Buddhist temple in Miami called Zen Village in 2009. Over the next few years, tea snuck into his life and took on greater and greater significance as a practice. One day his teacher at Zen Village …

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