Lara is one of the most qualified hospitality professionals in the trade. In addition to earning the coveted WSET Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, UK, she is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, designated by the Society of Wine Educators, USA. She is a Certified Sherry Educator as well, certified by the Consejo del Marco de Jerez, Spain. Her love for sake took her to Japan where she learnt all about it and became a Sake Educator. Lara is now a WSET Certified Educator and teaches all levels of their certification in wines, spirits and sake through Cru Classe Hospitality Corp. This is a hospitality consultancy business that she founded in 2009. It is also an Approved Program Provider (APP) for WSET.