Women in Hospitality Brunch with Belvedere Vodka

The Women in Hospitality Brunch was held at the recently-opened Grain Bar, Four Season Hotel with over 60 women from across all facets of the hospitality industry. Presented by Belvedere Vodka, the brunch was a celebration of the talents and successes of women who work in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

L-R: Joanna Savill, Julia Bickerstaff, Alexx Stuart, Claire Smith, Emma Isaacs

Guests enjoyed Belvedere Bloody Mary cocktails including Belvedere HibisKiss and Bloody French 74 and tasty bites by Executive Chef Hamish Ingham such as the steamed brioche with smoked trout roe.

L-R: Bloody French 74, Belvedere HibisKiss

The networking event was hosted by Alexx Stuart, founder of Luxury Tastings, who facilitated a Q&A session with a panel of successful women. Claire Smith, Global Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology, Belvedere Vodka, reminded the audience the importance of believing in what you do. She was followed by Joanna Savill, Director Crave Sydney food festival, Emma Isaacs, CEO of Australia’s largest Women in Business Network “Business Chicks” and Julia Bickerstaff, bestselling author and creator of the “How to Bake a Business” program, each sharing inspirational insights into their success stories.

All photographs © Esteban La Tessa – used with permission


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.