David Nepove

Board Member, International Bartenders Association

Known in the beverage industry as "Mr. Mojito", I am recognized as one of the leaders and trendsetters in the San Francisco bar scene. I have been sharing my passion for the craft of cocktails as a beverage educator and consultant for over a decade.

As a veteran of the United States Bartenders Guild, I am both a founding member of the  San Francisco Chapter and past USBG national president. I am a very passionate public speaker and educator in the beverage industry with a true knack for connecting with bartenders, servers, and managers. Learning the craft of all things hospitality has been my life long ambitions, now with this knowledge, steeped in the tradition, I get to help others find their place in this constantly evolving industry.


Meet our 2020 Judges

Yong Zhu

Lead Mixologist, China Live Ventures Limited LP