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Jon Santer

Emeryville, CA
Jon Santer has been in the spirits industry for the past 15 years. Between 2006 - 08 he was the only person to be a part of the opening teams at: Bourbon & Branch, Beretta, and Heavenʼs Dog. From 2007-2009 he served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the United States Bartenderʼs Guild (during which the SF guild grew from 30-130+ members). He, his cocktails and projects have been featured in publications including: GQ, Playboy, Esquire, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Mr. Boston, foodnetwork.com, Eater.com and The Wall Street Journal. His cocktail “The Revolver” has entered the cannon of neo-classics and been spotted on cocktail lists all over the U.S., in Amsterdam, London, Edinburgh and New Zealand as well as many books. In 2008 he was chosen by Bev Media as one of the Top 10 Mixologists to watch in the U.S. His cocktail, “La Luna” took the Chairmanʼs Trophy at Paul Pacultʼs 2011 Ultimate Beverage Challenge in NY. He founded the Beverage Academy at Bourbon & Branch, passed the BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource 5 Day) at the highest level in the top 5% of all time and is a founding Mixfit. In 2011 he resigned his position as Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin and, with his partners, opened Prizefighter in Emeryville, CA. Since opening, Prizefighter has garnered much national acclaim and Jon has continued to lecture on topics (hospitality, bar design, ice, training and retention of staff, the nuances of partnership, etc.) at MCC, Thirst Boston, PDXCW and the Golden State of Cocktails.