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Our Judges

Shawn Ford
Shawn Ford
Hospitality Trainer
Shawn Ford is a nationally recognized, award-winning hospitality trainer, operator and concept developer. A respected industry "voice" with 25+ years of hands-on experience, he is responsible for developing, launching, rebranding and training at over 300 stores. An owner of a bar and production company, he appears as a resident Master Mixologist on the hit Paramount Network TV show Bar Rescue, and is chairman of Liquid Savant Consulting.
Aaron Sanchez
Aaron Sanchez
Award Winning Chef
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on Fox’s hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF. He co-starred on Food Network's "Chopped" and "Chopped Junior," and is the author of two cookbooks. An active philanthropist, he launched a scholarship for aspiring chefs from the Latin community.
Manny Hinojosa
Manny Hinojosa
Mixologist
Manny's passion and deep knowledge of tequila production along with his mixology ability makes him the ideal TEQUILA CAZADORES ® Brand Ambassador. Always using traditional ingredients, Manny has over 25 years' experience in the industry developing cocktails for some of the world's best bars, hotels, restaurants and chefs in Mexico and America.
Jeff Berry
Jeff "Beachbum" Berry
Author
One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” and one of The Daily Meal’s “60 Coolest People in Food & Drink,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has authored six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.” Esquire calls him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts.”