Jacques Bezuidenhout is a South African native with over two decades of experience in the hospitality world. Currently, he works with Liquid Productions on branded event production around the country as well as consulting via his own spirits and cocktail consulting company. He’s worked all over the world and these days can be found most often in San Francisco where he’s been credited for opening award-winning hot spots like Forgery Bar and Wildhawk Bar. He spent time as the Bar, Cocktail & Spirit Specialist for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ overseeing the company’s individual and national spirits menus as well as consulting on bar concepts at over 70 restaurants and bars throughout the country. Jacques has also been selected to sit on the Board of Advisors for Liquor.com and has worked with Partida Tequila as their National Brand Ambassador for more than 10 years. In recognition of his work, he was named best American brand ambassador at the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.