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WGA 2021 E-Booklet

Honouring our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • Name
    Jesse Vida
  • Organisation
    Atlas Bar
  • Description
    California-born Jesse Vida has spent over twelve years bartending at award-winning venues in San Francisco and New York before joining the team at ATLAS in Singapore. With ATLAS' incredible collection of spirits as his arsenal, mixed with his innovative mind and wicked classic cocktail history knowledge, guests can anticipate unique cocktails. Besides his skills behind the bar, Jesse's warm approach to hospitality has made him an instant hit with guests. He brings the same degree of passion when it comes to simply making a spirit or cocktail recommendation to a fully engaged service. As Head Bartender at ATLAS, Jesse is a natural leader and guides the team with finesse and has watched them grow professionally and personally – celebrating their accomplishments and milestones together. In 2019, he led a series of successes for ATLAS, from the Art Deco-inspired Interbellum cocktail menu, to spearheading ATLAS' very own gin, the St George ATLAS Orange Gin. In the upcoming years, he sees the world of cocktails homing in on flavour and balance, over fanciful flourishes. Jesse believes that bartending is a path of constant growth, and together with ATLAS' dynamic team, he endeavours to push the limits of creativity.