Kristine Bocchino has a career steeped in food and beverage. Currently, Kristine owns and operates Monarch Global, a consultancy for spirit brands, writing for a variety of beverage publications, managing the US operations for Healthy Hospo, and traveling the world expanding her knowledge of the beverage industry.
Most recently, Kristine was the Beverage Director and Sommelier of Lunetta and Lunetta All Day in Santa Monica, CA where she cultivated a bar program of two cocktail lists, including seasonal menus, a large international wine list, and a 12-tap draft system.
Previously, Kristine was the Beverage Director for the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. During her four-year tenure with the hotel, Kristine revamped the Beverage Programs for two restaurants, the Spa Pool, Room Service, and Catering Menus. To coincide with these updates, Kristine implemented a series of monthly staff training seminars, hosted chef-driven Wine and Spirits Pairing Dinners, lead Winery and Distillery Tours, and created a series of cocktails for the bar program that gained national press. Kristine honed her passion for food and wine while living in Sonoma County for two years, managing the Dry Creek Kitchen in the Hotel Healdsburg for world-renowned Chef/Owner Charlie Palmer and volunteering at Alexander Valley Winery.