Jason Asher

Jason Asher, a Scottsdale-native, began his career working in restaurants throughout high school and college. He relocated to San Francisco in 2001 to attend and graduate from the California Culinary Academy. He began his journey from bartender to mixologist at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in 2007. A few years later, in 2010, Jason won the prestigious GQ Bombay Sapphire’s “Most Inspired Bartender” nationally. He also worked for distributor, Young’s Market Arizona, as mixologist and Director of Craft Spirits from 2011 to 2016.In April 2013, Jason was awarded “Top 100 Culinary Trendsetters” by the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. His hospitality experience spans from cooking in kitchens, nightclubs, resorts, craft cocktail bars, assisting with national account beverage programs, private events, management and, most importantly, as a mentor within the local Arizona mixology community. He has been featured in numerous national publications, including Esquire, Imbibe, Tasting Panel, Food & Wine, GQ, and Saveur. Most recently, Asher won Food Network’s Chopped “Bar Fight” episode airing January 2019. He is currently an owner of Barter & Shake Creative Hospitality Group. Barter & Shake owns and manages Arizona cocktail bars, Pobrecito, Undertow and soon-to-be Century Grand.