Building on the success of Troutbeck’s Guest Chef Residency (Spring-Summer 2021), invited four beverage leaders — each with her own unique perspective and expertise — to Troutbeck to inform and enrich our culinary programming.
Five women — wine director and educator Lee Campbell, Greenpoint Cidery founder Nika Carlson, Côte wine director Victoria James and Yola Mezcal co-founder Gina Correll Aglietti along with Cosme beverage director Yana Volfson — each expert in their field, joined us for multi-day residencies. While on property, they hosted an educational experience for our staff, hotel guests and members; created a list of “Selects” or cocktails for our menus; and created a unique ticketed experience for our extended community of hotel guests, members, local farmers and friends.
The goal of the series was to bring varied voices to our programming and introduce these womens' perspectives to our community, while simultaneously “turning the table” on what it means to be hospitable — by extending that credo of care to members of the hospitality industry.
Our Female-Led Beverage Series was a resounding success, with attendees commenting after each residency that the experience had opened their minds —and palates — in new ways, and we are all the more savvy and evermore curious, thanks to the knowlege these luminaries brought with them to Troutbeck.