A New York native, Alli Torres began her journey in hospitality behind the stick at 18. From bartending to managing, her quest for knowledge had only just begun, and Alli ventured to the west coast 7 years later to train with some of the best. Partnering with Top Chef contestant, Rich Sweeney, the food and beverage program at Florent won several awards, including Best New Venue. Afterwards she went to Vegas to open a cocktail bar, and later found herself back in NYC with the InGoodCo family. She won Bartender of the Year for the Refinery Hotel, home of USA Today’s #1 Rooftop Bar. Next up, Alli organized the cocktail program at Jams in the 1Hotel for culinary icon, Jonathan Waxman. With executive chef Ginger Pierce at the helm, the fearless female team was praised with a year of accomplishments from winning Cochon, to hosting a dinner at the James Beard House. This past round Alli competed, and placed Top 8 for Speed Rack; an international, all female, bartending competition for Breast Cancer Awareness. She additionally competed in the Branca Games, The Great Bar Race, named by Slow & Low: Top 10 Women in Whiskey and Cocktail Portal’s Top 10 Bartenders in America. She is currently the GM and Operating Partner for Freehold Miami (an off-shoot of Freehold Brooklyn) with a few more on the horizon!