Founder & President, Stayin’ Gold Cocktails
After sifting through her grandfather’s bar and finding bartending and entertaining were in her blood, native Angeleno Rosie Ruiz started her career as a mixologist at Los Feliz’s very own Big Bar @ Alcove Cafe. There, she worked with and was mentored by some of the industry’s top professionals. Rosie was hooked! She competed and participated in numerous industry events and has toured the country, discovering new and exciting cocktail communities. She didn’t know you could have so much fun creating cocktails. After only two years of honing her craft, Rosie was asked to become the beverage/cocktail director for the prestigious bar program at 1886 in Pasadena. There, she was mentored by LA’s very own Marcos Tello (Varnish, Edison, 1886, LA Athletic Club), who carefully and thoughtfully taught her the fine details of cocktails. Rosie has since collaborated diligently with James Beard Award winning chefs and created menus for Patron Secret Dining Society and numerous A-list events. Always inspired by new spirits and cocktail trends, Rosie has now brought her expertise and craft to the creation of Stayin’ Gold Cocktail Catering Co. From bottled cocktails and quirky tiki creations to refreshing punches and twists on the classics, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re hosting an intimate house gathering or coordinating the Oscars, Rosie is committed to bringing an amazing experience every time.