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Rachael Lowe Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants To Speak at USATT Conference


Rachael Lowe will be speaking on 'Effective programming with on-premise to drive sales' at USATT. She is currently a Director of Beverage Operations at Levy Restaurants.

Rachael Lowe will be speaking on 'Effective programming with on-premise to drive sales' and she is currently working as a Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants.

Rachael Lowe passed the advanced sommelier degree from the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2009 with a top score that earned her a Rudd Scholarship. She was the 2010 Jean Banchet Top Sommelier, 2011 Star Chef Rising Star Sommelier, and 2016 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year. In addition to such merit, she won the top prize at the Ruinart Chardonnay competition hosted by Ruinart and the Guild of Sommeliers in 2010 Lowe served as Sommelier at the Michelin-rated Bouchon, a French bistro in Yountville, CA, under the direction of The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. 

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Prior to her time there, she spent more than four years as Sommelier for several fine-dining venues throughout New York City, including Café Gray, the Mandarin Oriental, and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay inside The London NYC hotel. Upon moving to Chicago Lowe served as Director of Wine and Spirits at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, where she oversaw all wine and beverage management, which included Sixteen, the hotel’s signature fine-dining restaurant, Rebar, the Terrace at Trump, and all catering and in-room dining. 

She then took over as Wine Director at both Naha, a Michelin-starred Mediterranean restaurant, as well as the company's French-based sister restaurant, Brindille. Six years ago Lowe took the position as Director of Beverage for Spiaggia, where she oversees the restaurant, Café, and private dining events. In 2018 she was promoted to Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants where she oversees the group’s portfolio of 13 different restaurant locations nationally.


About Levy Restaurants:

Levy is a restaurant and hospitality company based in Chicago specializing in providing food and beverage to major entertainment and sports venues. Founded in 1978, with a single family-run delicatessen in Water Tower Place, since 2006, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Britain's Compass Group

This is a must-attend session if you are looking to pitch a restaurant group and plan your programming support on how you will help them in the sales of your brand.

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Your conference tickets will include free breakfast, free lunch, and expo floor access to all the sessions on both days.


Every year, the USATT Show brings together sommeliers, bartenders, importers, distributors, retailers, and press professionals of the US wine, spirits, and beer industry in Chicago for 2 days of buying and selling, networking, and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line.