David Ortiz has been in the Hospitality Business for 29 years. He literally fell in love with the hospitality industry right away, started as a busboy and by the age of 18 years old was a assistant head bartender at Miami Shores Country Club. David catapulted his carrier after Miami Shores Country Club as a bar manager for Cafe' TuTu Tango in Coconut Grove for 8 years. After that he went to work for Bacardi USA Corporation as the South Florida Brand Ambassador. Then he was offered a better position with FutureBrands to launch VOX Vodka ,The Dalmore Scotch, El Tesoro Tequila, and Knob Creek Bourbon in South Florida as their Brand Ambassador.
All the while still bartending one night a week at Alcazaba night Club to keep me finger on the pulse for the guest expience . While doing training on mojitos and education programs I was inspired to learn more about the history of spirits industry. Then, I became involved in training younger bartender whom I felt had the same passion for the industry as myself. In July of 2009, I started the Florida Chapter of The United States Bartenders Guild, Founding president. This was a passion of my to further the Miami Cocktail Community. I presently work behind the stick at Viceroy, Club 50, President of USBG Florida, partner in South Florida leading consulting group called AlambiQ, Inc.