Jorge Diaz

Credit: Darrel Casell

Bar Manager, The Imperial Life Lounge

Maker: Beverage Professional

Originally from Peru, Jorge Diaz made his way to Asheville via Florida and D.C. After 12 years honing his skills working every job in the industry, from dishwasher to bartender, Jorge is now at the helm of The Imperial Life, the craft cocktail lounge of Table restaurant in downtown Asheville. Jorge developed his passion and experience working for industry legends Jose Andres, Wolfgang Puck, and Todd Thrasher. Now, he brings his enthusiasm and dedication to the vibrant Asheville craft cocktail scene.

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