Remz Dominic A. Ocampo discovered his love for bartending during his college days in the Philippines. Brando Tanauan, a founder at the Organization of Bar Professionals, Philippines, played an influential role in Ocampo’s career towards the bar scene. Though he started off as a flair bartender, Ocampo soon realised the importance of mixology, weaving his technical know-how with product mastery.
Ocampo clinched several titles over the course of his bartending career which included emerging top 3 in Bartenders Mixology Master Class hosted by Philippine Bartenders’ League Inc. – a member of the International Bartenders Association – in 2013, and he was thereafter invited to be part of the affiliation.
Previously from Nobu Doha, an empire built by American actor and director Robert De Niro and co-foundedby celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Ocampo’s repertoire in the various techniques stretches from flaring to experimental molecular – continually working with chefs to improve his skills by incorporating cooking techniques like smoking, sous vide, and use of herbs in his creations. Ocampo has a great inclination for classic cocktails and frequently dabbles in making his own shrubs and bitters. Being a photography enthusiast, he believes a good cocktail is liken a beautiful picture – where stills can emanate life and character.