Andre Sykes

Andre Sykes

Alpino + Black on Both Sides LLC, Detroit (he / him / his) A true agent of hospitality. Andre believes that working hard, especially when no one is watching, is the foundation for success in all areas of life. His love of hospitality has garnered accolades and much recognition across America. In 2022, Andre received […]

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Carlos Marquez Hernandez

Carlos Marquez Hernandez

Carlos Marquez Hernandez (he/him/his) Originally from Mexico City, Carlos has been working in the restaurant industry for about ten years. He worked his way up at one of the best and busiest bars in Dallas, Victor Tangos. This was a creative and experimental bar that allowed him to test out new cocktails, flavors, techniques, and

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alexis brown

Alexis Brown

LVMH and Serving Life Behind Bars, Chicago (she/her/hers) Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Alexis noticed the lack of diversity in her profession and decided to act. She is the co-founder of ‘Causing a Stir’, a non-profit aiming to elevate the careers of the underrepresented, women and POC into hospitality industry world through

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