Alicia Ekeler-Valle is a Peruvian-American chef and hospitality professional living on the North Fork of Long Island. She is the Director of Tasting Rooms for Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane wines, and considers herself an advocate for compassion and professionalism in hospitality settings. These are a few of her favorite things: coddling dough babies, exploring grocery stores and markets in foreign countries, watching people take the first bite, dirty martinis, loungewear, throwing a damn good party, and her family - in no particular order.