Born in Chicago, Magro traveled around as a child eventually landing in the southwest suburbs. Shortly after turning 21, she moved back to the city to grow her hospitality career. Most recently, she led the team as Bar Manager of critically and nationally acclaimed cocktail bar Prairie School in the West Loop. Magro worked to define the quintessential Midwestern cocktail experience—one that embodied hospitality, seasonality, sustainability, and community. Before running Prairie School she ran  another critically acclaimed establishment, Pub Royale, a friendly Indian food focused restaurant with an extensive beer list. For the past three years, she has been an integral part of the Heisler Hospitality family, working at Sportsman’s Club and helping open Pub Royale, Queen Mary and Estereo. She is currently focusing her energy on mentorship, sustainable practices and building a community in and outside of the food and beverage industry.

2018 Star Chefs Rising Star Award
2018 Top Ten Nominee for Best New American Cocktail Bar (Prairie School)
2018 Imbibe’s 75 Places to Watch (Prairie School)
2018 Esquire’s “21 Best Bars in America”  (Prairie School)
2018 Eater’s Best New Bar (Prairie School)
2017 Auchentoshan New Malt Order Winner for USA
2016 Best New Bars by Bon Appetit (Pub Royale)
2016 Best Bartenders in Chicago- Thrillist
2016 Best Bartender in Chicago- Chicago Nightlife Awards
2015 Best Bartender in Chicago- Red Eye/ Chicago Tribune

     Southern native by way of Louisiana and Tennessee, Kelton established her bartending career at chef-owned and operated Easy Bistro & Bar in Chattanooga, TN. During her time there, she worked to hone her craft of creating cocktails. But, more importantly, she developed her passion for hospitality and community, assisting with the development of the Chattanooga USBG and contributing to online publications and The Whiskey Women.  After moving to Chicago in 2014, she worked with Bonhomme Hospitality at Bordel and Fulton Market Kitchen before she landed at Sportsman's Club, where she has been the General Manager since spring 2017. Prior to her time as GM, she joined the opening team at Queen Mary Tavern and acted as Head Bartender at Bad Hunter, which was named as one of Imbibe's 75 Places to Watch 2017. She is currently focused on encouraging those with a platform in the food and drink industry to use their positions and voices to make a positive impact.

2018 Top 10 Nominee for Best American Bar Team  (Sportsman’s Club)
2018 Top 10 Nominee for Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar  (Sportsman’s Club)
Time Out Chicago’s Best Bar Team 2018  (Sportsman’s Club)
2017 Cocktail Apprentice Program Manager - Tales of the Cocktail
2016 Best Bartenders in Chicago- Thrillist
Attaché for the Bon Vivants - Tequila Ocho, Encanto Pisco, Ancho Reyes, Mandarine Napoleon, Rutte
2015 Finalist - Diageo’s World Class Bartending Competition
10 Bartenders to Watch - Beverage Media Group 2014

     First generation Arab-American, and Chicagoland native, Bunni started her hospitality career at the age of 16 in various steakhouses before joining the opening team at Sable Kitchen and Bar as a cocktail server in March of 2010, eventually becoming a bartender in late 2012. At Sable she found her passion for hospitality, and all things spirited. After leaving Sable, she was the opening Bar Manager at Queen Mary Tavern, she then opened The Kimpton Gray Hotel as the Assistant Head Bartender, and was part of the opening team at critically acclaimed cocktail bar, Prairie School. She currently bartends at Neon Wilderness, serves as the Midwest Brand Ambassador for House of Lustau, and focuses on using her platform to leverage space for marginalized peoples.

2018 Chicago Style Cocktail Conference Panelist, and Dinner Series Host
PUNCH Bartender in Residence, May 2018
2018 Heaven Hill Bartender of the Year- Midwest
2017 Miss Speed Rack USA
2016 Miss Speed Rack Midwest
2015 Top 4 Nominee for Best American Hotel Bar (Sable Kitchen and Bar)
2014 Top 4 Nominee for Best American High Volume Bar (Sable Kitchen and Bar)