Program Development

Raquel was born and raised in Napa and is now a proud Oakland resident. With a lifelong passion for food, she founded See.Eat.Love. Food Tours in 2014 and most recently Drink Up Bay Area, an experiential events company, to highlight local small businesses in the food, beverage and spirits industries.


Prior to starting See.Eat.Love., Raquel spent over 10 years working with industry-leading advertising agencies developing campaigns for brands such as Clorox, Pure Bar, Doubletree by Hilton and more.


Give Raquel a good sipping tequila, and she’ll feel right at home.



Susan Eggett was born in and raised by Oakland California.  She is a product of summer afternoons spent at the Coliseum and a childhood thinking Jack London lived next door to Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon.


Her love of American craft spirits has grown over her 12 years as a bartender, published mixologist, spirits educator and event producer for the Beverage Academy at Bourbon and Branch, Forbidden Island, Moet Hennessy and Pixar, Last Rites, and Sobre Mesa.


Her approach to cocktails is most often conceptual, seeking to convey a narrative, so it's no wonder The Hemingway Daiquiri is her go to drink. 


Marketing & Media

As a Bay Area native who has spent years living abroad and elsewhere, Daphne has finally found a place where her soul feels at home in Oakland.


Daphne spent nearly 10 years working in entertainment, tech and clean energy focused on marketing, communications and experience design. She recently made the decision to combine her background with her intense passion for food to design unforgettable food and beverage experiences.


You can find Daphne at Oakland bars ordering her favorite bittersweet classic cocktails such as a Greyhound, Spritz or Old Fashioned.


Oakland Cocktail Week would not be possible without the amazing support of our advisory team.

Katie Cavenee, Southern Wine & Spirits

Andie Ferman, St. George Spirits
Chris Lane, Kon-Tiki & Prizefighter

Alex Maynard, Starline Social Club
Jessica Moncada, Red Bay Coffee

Antoine Nixon, USBG SF & SPIRIBAM

Eric Quilty, Stag Dining
Pilar Vree, Craft Spirits Cooperative

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