Derek Gallanosa

Derek Gallanosa is the Head Brewer and Beer Curator at Abnormal Beer Co. housed within The Cork & Craft in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Along with brewing unique layered pales and coffee infused stouts, Derek also ...

Willem Van Leuven

In addition to his role as lead bartender at Chef Brian Malarkey's Herb & Wood restaurant in San Diego, CA, Willem Van Leuven is also the San Diego chapter president of the United States Bartenders’ Guild a...

Zachary Blair

Zachary Blair is the Head Barkeep and Beverage Supervisor at KANU LOUNGE at the award-winning Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York. Recognized as a top mixologist of NY, Zachary turns to the current seasons...

Bill Warnke

Along with co-founder Monica Andresen, former professional chef Bill Warnke opened tasting room and brew house, Bitter Brothers Brewing Co., in January 2016. Trained in the culinary arts and with brewing ...

Constantin Alexander

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Constantin Alexander brings a wealth of experience to his position as Director of Beverage for Hakkasan Restaurants (US). There, he oversees the wine and spirits program for the accl...

Steven Tuttle

Trained under NYC greats Sam Ross (Milk & Honey/Attaboy) and Phil Ward (Death & Company/Mayahuel), Steven Tuttle has tucked stints as GM at El Dorado and time behind the bar at Craft & Commerce (whe...

Drew Nieporent

One of America's most respected and celebrated restaurateurs, Drew Nieporent is the founder and inspiration behind the Myriad Restaurant Group which operates a roster of highly regarded eateries, including Trib...

Ted Kilgore

One of the most recognized mixologists in the Midwest – and some say the godfather of cocktails ­­– Ted Kilgore has been in the business of drinks for 12+ years, training under industry leaders like Paul Pacult...

Jim Ryan

A devotion to quality ingredients and creative mixology, combined with an unusual dash of eccentricity, makes Jim Ryan the perfect embodiment of Hendrick’s Gin. He won the 2012 Spirited Award® for Best American...

Erick Castro

Location: San Diego, CA Profession: Proprietor/Bartender Establishment: Polite Provisions, San Diego, CA & Boilermaker, New York, NYC. Years in the Industry: 23 Notable Achievements: James Beard A...