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Joel Garcia

Beverage Director

He was born and raised in Closter, New Jersey, to two Cuban parents, both entrepreneurs. Joel moved to Miami at 16 and then got his first job as a server at 18, then at 21, he discovered his love of bartending and became a Cicerone certified, lead bartender.  Eventually, he moved into bar management and is currently leading the charge at La Cocina Cocteleria. Joel is passionate about sports, drinking craft beer, and the art of a great cocktail, and is ready to keep learning, elevating and refining his skills