The Craft Meets Community Initiative Seminars

Whether you missed the live sessions or want to take another look, you can find all of the seminars here. Also if you haven't already, don't forget to register for the Award Program for the chance to win $5,000 and mentoring from an industry expert.

Sustainability & The Environment Seminar
Led by Claire Sprouse

Sponsored by Sacred Bond Bottled-in-Bond Brandy & Rittenhouse Rye
Sustainability depends on both small and big picture thinking. We can all make choices and engineer change from how we approach building a cocktail to creating community-wide advocacy. In this seminar, Claire Sprouse laid down a foundation for understanding the pillars of environmental action: from food waste to water conservation to reducing your carbon footprint.

Education & Mentorship Seminar
Led by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Joaquín Simó

Sponsored by Elijah Craig & Domaine de Canton
Whether you are a leader, a team member, a neighbor, or a friend, the opportunities to teach and to learn are everywhere. To most effectively build your own knowledge and the knowledge of those around you, you must learn methods for listening as well as for teaching. Drawing on their history as authors and leaders, Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Joaquín Simó explored how to distill and share information, and how teams grow through communication.

Equity & Diversity Seminar
Led by Jackie Summers

Sponsored By PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur & Lunazul Tequila
Too often the conversation about diversity has been focused solely on issues of black and white, to the exclusion of the disabled, the Asian community, the Latin community, the LGBTQ+ community, and other underserved communities. Jackie Summers led a panel discussion about the need to continue to expand our concepts of inclusion, making sure no one is left out.

Health & Wellness
Led By Alex Jump and Lauren Paylor

Sponsored By Deep Eddy Vodka & Dubonnet Rouge
The constant and never-ending pursuit of excellence in the Food & Beverage Industry has led to a crisis of health & wellness. We watch as our co-workers, mentors, heroes, and ourselves fall victim to a lack of wellbeing that can arise when we dedicate our careers to taking care of others. Alex and Lauren discussed best practices for addressing issues and steps of implementation surrounding their five pillars of wellness: mental, physical, social, environmental, & financial.

Award Program

If you haven't already, don't forget to register for the Award Program for the chance to win $5,000 and mentoring from an industry expert.

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