Cha McCoy is the Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of CHA Squared Hospitality LLC, a lifestyle company with a focus on Tourism and Gastronomy. In 2012, she achieved her MBA in Italy; an opportunity which led her to drink and eat in close to 20 countries. As a former expat, she has fostered wine relations and created experiences in the following wine countries: Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, USA (California and NY), Chile, Argentina, South Africa, and Hungary.
Her admiration for wine lead her to study as a wine professional, achieving Certified Sommelier Level with the Court of The Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 2 Wine & Spirits Award and currently undergoing WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification in Wine.
She is a public speaker, curator and host for intimate wine experiences with a stellar track record of supporting and building with Small Business Owners in gastronomy which ignited her event THE COMMUNION. A pop up wine tasting and food pairing experience that led the invitation to prepare the wine menu for the James Beard's House, Thanksgiving Dinner of 2017.
As a trained civil engineer, she developed her career as a Real Estate and Construction Project Manager. Her extensive portfolio includes but is not limited to: Interior Renovations, New Construction and Sustainable Design/Green Building. A background she aims to bridge with the wine industry, working with sustainable viniculture and viticulture.
When Passion Meets Purpose
As a child, Cha was exposed to culture through restaurant experiences with her father, which fostered her keen eye for identifying quality service and developing her passion for food & wine. She is an advocate for food equality, sustainable practices, and proper revitalization of urban neighborhoods using hospitality as a vehicle to generate progress in communities.
She is a witness to hospitality injustice in working class communities and the challenges for minorities working in the food and beverage industry. Her professional exposure to wine forged the connection to her passion and purpose. She recognized how social engineering through gastronomy and travel, can advance the quality of life of her community, and was her motivation to develop, CHA Squared Consulting, LLC.