Nadia Hernandez first cut her teeth in the hospitality industry at 16, working in roles ranging from hostess and server to bartender. She began her journey into fine dining at Ruth’s Chris, later Qui and Kuneho, learning the ropes of the upscale dining experience and gaining knowledge about a growing list of wines and spirits, as well as their complementary role to food.
In 2018, after a brief hiatus, Nadia began working as a server at Otoko and has been an essential part of the team since, stepping into a variety of roles, always ready for a new challenge. With encouragement from OTOKO + WATERTRADE management, Nadia moved over to WATERTRADE permanently as the lead bartender in the space. Since jumping into the role in November 2020, Nadia has taken lead on cocktail development, execution of service and coordinating collaborative events with leading female talent in the industry.
Building on extensive knowledge from 16 years in the industry, Nadia continues to stay inspired and passionate about continuing to develop her craft, along with knowledge about the world of whisky and shochu.