Leo Osorio [Chef]


Born in Colombia and raised in the 305, Leo is an FIU hospitality grad and father of three who lives for the wild ride that is “the biz.” With 20 years in the Miami restaurant scene, there is no position in a restaurant he hasn’t mastered. When Leo’s not hard at work, you can be sure he’ll be sipping some bourbon, playing his Fender acoustic, or hanging out with his wife Alexis at a bar near you!


Alexis Osorio [General Manager]


Alexis is a relentless optimist born and raised in Miami, Florida. She fell in love with the hospitality industry due to it’s high energy, constant interaction with people, and is fascinated by how everyday is filled with new lessons and challenges to work through. No two days are the same. She previously worked with our owner Matt Kusher at Hillstone for sometime, but felt she needed more experience in the industry before working with him again. In her mind she knew that one day she would eventually end up helping him build his empire, but she wanted to “earn her stripes.” The biz has been good to Alexis, she met her husband, Leo, and they now raise two handsome boys together, teaching them about the art of food, playing soccer as a family.


Joel Garcia [Bar Manager]


Born and raised in Closter, New Jersey to two Cuban parents, both entrepreneurs. Joel moved to Miami at 16 and then got his first job as a server at 18, then at 21 he discovered his love of bartending and became a Cicerone certified, lead bartender.  Eventually, he moved into bar management and is currently leading the charge at La Cocina Cocteleria. Joel is passionate about sports, drinking craft beer, and the art of a great cocktail, and is ready to keep learning, elevating and refining his skills.