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Christopher Teves
Christopher Teves
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
Born and raised in Hawaii, Christopher Teves is the owner and publisher of Service Publications, Inc., publisher of the Hawai‘i Beverage Guide, a comprehensive buyers’ guide and news magazine for the beverage industry in Hawai‘i. Christopher has over 15 years of marketing and sales experience in the beverage industry and oversees production and sales operations for the magazine.
Ipp Aiona
Ippy Aiona
Chef
Born into a family of restauranteurs, Chef Ippy is already a veteran of the Food & Beverage industry at the ripe age of 26. He is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco. You may know him as a cast member of Season 8 Food Network Star. He has been recognized by Forbes Magazine on Forbes 30 under 30 list. Today you can find him working as Chef Proprietor of his two restaurants The Three Fat Pigs and Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ on Hawai'i Island.
Michael Soo
Michael Soo
Past Winner
Born in the corn fields of Nebraska, transplanted to the deserts of Arizona, and finding his calling on the islands, Michael is the Treasurer of the USBG Phoenix chapter, and won the title of World's Best Mai Tai in 2014. A long time bartender, now and then you can find him mixing up drinks at The Ostrich in Chandler or The Woodshed in Tempe. Most recently, Michael competed in the National Bloody Mary Mix Down in NYC.