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Chandra Lucariello is the Director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i. She has been in the restaurant-and-bar industry for 14 years at prominent venues in Hawai‘i, including Kahala Mandarin, Palomino, Sansei and Pearl Ultra Lounge. A graduate of the University of Hawai‘i with an M.B.A. from Hawai‘i Pacific University, she began her career at Southern Wine & Spirits in their fine wine division, learning from Master Sommeliers Chuck Furuya and Roberto Viernes. She believes that a truly great cocktail – like a great dish – can only start with superior ingredients. Her goal is to inspire bartenders throughout Hawai‘i to focus on fresh ingredients, use the best luxury spirits available and to always think of themselves as artists.