Larisa Yanicak is the bar manager at Indaco Charlotte as well as its sister restaurant O-Ku Charlotte. Her outgoing personality, genuity and ability to learn quickly complement her leadership skills as a part of the Indaco team.
With an aunt in the hospitality industry, Yanicak quickly picked up a desire to bake and decorate cakes. As a culinary student at Johnson and Wales, she later developed a love for craft cocktails and the beverage industry, providing a passion fit for her role at Indaco.
Her degrees in both culinary arts and food service management are accompanied by her affiliation with the United States Bartender’s Guild.
Born in Hillsborough, New Jersey, Yanicak has resided in North Carolina since she was eight years old and currently enjoys living in the South End neighborhood. When she’s not behind the bar at Indaco or O-Ku Charlotte, Yanicak enjoys exercising, visiting local breweries, researching wines, and spending time with her dog, Cannoli.