Kyma Restaurants dish up some of the finest Greek fare in the city. Here, we check in with three female forces who have helped cement the eatery as a crown jewel of the NYC dining scene.
Kyma’s raspberry espresso martini
Alyssa Hotz, Events Director
What is your favorite part of the job?
I enjoy the fast-paced environment of event sales and enjoy bringing guests’ ideas to life in our event spaces. The joy that guests experience upon arriving and throughout the experience is what I enjoy most.
The main dining room at Kyma Flatiron
Dina Tolos, Events Manager
As someone who is Greek, did you always know you wanted to work in a Greek business?
Being that I grew up in a 100% Greek family, I must say that I’ve always believed that I belong in a Greek environment. I’m so fervent about my heritage and culture customs that I feel I am exactly where I should be.
Kathryn Gafvert, Sommelier
The wine industry is quite male dominated. What advice do you have for women breaking into the industry?
From my own personal experience, as long as you work hard and prove yourself, you will be given respect. My advice is don’t focus on gender. If you are a fair and hardworking professional, that will speak for itself. I think it’s a common misconception that you have to be overly aggressive as a woman in a male-dominated industry to succeed. Be kind but firm when you need to be, and don’t be intimidated easily. You need to be tough in this industry whether you are a male or a female.
Photography by: ESPRESSO MARTINI PHOTO BY @JUSTDUSHAWN; PHOTO BY @LUCIDANDLACED AND @FIRSTROUND.PICK