Full Name
Lia Jones
Job Title
Executive Director
Diversity In Wine and Spirits
Speaker Bio
Lia Jones is a Belizean American, born in New York City, with two decades of hospitality industry experience. During the early part of her career she worked in the front of the house at restaurants such as Charlie Palmer’s Kitchen 22.
Lia has always had a passion for culinary arts and eventually found herself attending what is currently known as the International Culinary Center receiving a diploma in French Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management.
Upon graduating culinary school, Lia interned and worked as a line cook until starting her own private dining company called Dining Endeavors.
Lia completed courses at the Sommelier Society of America and went on to become a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and is completing the diploma program with WSET.
Most recently Lia worked at Eleven Madison Park in NYC, but left to become the founder and Executive Director of Diversity in Wine and Spirits. She is currently pursuing a professional certification with Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion to help find solutions within the international hospitality community.
Lia Jones