Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Any Caraway You Cran

“I envision the future of hospitality as higher quality and thoughtfully curated experiences for smaller groups.” – Brent Foster Nestled at the intersection of swagger and talent, one will find Brent Foster. He has studied every corner of food and beverage as a craft, exercising his talents most recognizably in Downtown Detroit’s “The Belt” alleyway.Continue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Any Caraway You Cran”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Through the Garden

“…this has been a good time to reflect on how we can make service more consistent and memorable while we keep people safe.” – Melanie Mack Melanie Mack is one of the most recognizable names in Detroit’s food and beverage community. As an activist and hospitality professional with a career spanning over twenty years, sheContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Through the Garden”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Not Today, Karen

“…the excitement of watching your favorite culinary artist performing will never go out of style.” – Tangie Jones Tangie Jones’s talent as a cocktail creator has taken her around the country. Her swagger and vision behind the rail, coupled with her innovation with projects like her Sweet Ann’s Mixers, have made her a popular nameContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Not Today, Karen”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: New Money

“The future of hospitality I envision will be focused on aggressive hospitality.” – Asher Miller Over the last seven years, Asher Miller has gone from a barback to leading one of the most revered bar programs in Detroit. As the Grey Ghost lead bartender, Asher pushes the envelope, straddling the line between the exotic andContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: New Money”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Kakia

“A career in the restaurant industry is not something I do to simply pay the bills and work, it truly is something I enjoy being a part of.” – Arius Seay Arius Seay has experienced and mastered the hospitality industry from all angles. From country clubs, to trendy niche establishments, she has crafted a brandContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Kakia”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Faye Valentine

“No matter what happens with the hospitality industry or where it goes next, I just know I want to be there to soak it all up.” – Valor Miller Valor Miller has followed a unique and exciting career path in the hospitality industry. Beginning in the back of house, exploring his culinary skills at theContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Faye Valentine”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Sailor Venus

“I would like for the art of craft cocktails to be accessible to your average blue-collar American.” – Mylikka Phelps Mylikka Phelps brings an infectious, positive energy behind the rail on every shift. With a hospitality career that has taken her to some of Detroit’s most popular restaurants and brewhouses, she can currently be foundContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Sailor Venus”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Avena’s Grace

“…hospitality at its best is a brew of generosity, creativity, nourishment, curiosity, and discovery.” – Alexis Akridge Alexis Akridge aptly refers to her craft as ‘potion making.’ In her two years behind the rail, she has developed a signature etched in herbalism and an approach to hospitality threaded by the ties of community. Alongside herContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Avena’s Grace”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Hearts Along the Shoreline

“…there are many creative and innovative people in the hospitality industry helping to push the culture forward.” – Kyle DuPree Kyle DuPree’s cocktail craft is an exciting, lyrical presence in Detroit’s hospitality community. Combining a love of visual art and an affinity for bold, eclectic flavor combinations, Kyle has most recently put those skills toContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Hearts Along the Shoreline”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Snaps and Claps

“I feel like things can bounce back and maybe even be better than what they were before. While this may take time, we’ve made it this far.” – Corey Clavet Cocktail cool kid Corey Clavet has spent just over a decade weaving in and out of the food and beverage industry, finding her latest residenceContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Snaps and Claps”

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