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Los Angeles, CA


In the past decade, Yael has continued to build a reputation for her creativity, earnestness, and leadership behind the bar, not only in Los Angeles but across the country. Beginning her career in the heat of the NYC craft cocktail movement, Yael came up with some of the best in the businesses including Alex Day of Death & Co, Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club and Giuseppe Gonzales of PKNY. Since joining Marc Rose and Med Abrous team at The Spare Room, she has taken over the bar programs at Winsome in Echo Park, and Genghis Cohen the storied New York-style Chinese restaurant in the Fairfax District. Yael is a National Speed Rack Champion, having raised thousands of dollars for Breast Cancer research; received 'Bar of the Year' in 2016 from Time Out Los Angeles, and is a five-time nominee for Best American Hotel Bar. In all, she is strong female face who continues to push the craft cocktail scene forward, challenging the status quo while staying true to herself and her unique style in front of and behind the bar.