Live! Tiki Mai Tai! The College of Hospitality


Sep. 19, 2020, 5pm to 6pm

Office/Remote Location

Online via Zoom
Tiki mugs


Join Las Vegas Rebel beverage professionals as they teach you all about your favorite wines, beers, and spirits!

We can't let the summer pass us by without showcasing some Tiki themed cocktails!

In this episode, we welcome back two Rebels - Mark Steele, founder of the Restaurant Hospitality Institute and Amanda Koeller, Lead Brewer for Big Dog’s Brewing. They will teach us all about Rum and show us how to make 4 Tiki style cocktails, including the classic Mai Tai and rum and tiki style 'hoptails'!

Mark has operated hospitality venues in most major Strip resorts including Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay and Wynn. Mark has worked and learned from some of the greatest chefs, sommeliers, restaurateurs and nightclub operators in the entire world. In 2015, Mark founded the Restaurant Hospitality Institute. RHI is the first and only hospitality server certification in Nevada, certified by The Commission on Postsecondary Education. Mark is also personally certified by The Court of Master Sommeliers, Cicerone certification program, ServeSafe and The Sake Education Council.

Amanda Koeller is a professional brewer and has been the Lead Brewer for Big Dog’s Brewing Company in Las Vegas since 2015. She works in all areas of the brewing process and manages the brew schedule and production efficiency. Prior to brewing, she worked in beverage programs for almost a decade in bar and restaurant management, working on mixology programs and studying under the Tippling Bros.

This event is free to attend. Register to receive the Zoom link.


Admission Information

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Zoom link will be provided via email prior to the event.

Contact Information

UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality
Candice Imam

External Sponsor

The Harrah College of Hospitality Alumni Board

The Harrah College of Hospitality