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Jessi Pollak

beverage director

Jessi Pollak is a nationally-recognized bartender and a leader in the Midwest bartending community. In 2022, she was crowned USBG Presents World Class sponsored by Diageo “US Bartender of the Year.” Also in that year and under her leadership, Spoon and Stable was named a Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards National Top 10 Honoree.

She received the Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR-5) “Bar Ready” certification and is one of the highest-scoring graduates of the BarSmarts Advanced program. She has served as a mentor for Tales of the Cocktail’s Cocktail Apprentice Program three times and has judged cocktail competitions around the world. Her recipes have appeared in Difford’s Guide, the Daily Beast, and Chilled Magazine. In 2023, she was the only Minnesotan nominee in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards category of U.S. Bartender of the Year.

As Beverage Director across Soigné Hospitality, Jessi is committed to mentoring and educating the next generation of bartending professionals.

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