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Natasha David was born in Germany to musician parents with a hectic, globe -trotting itinerary. At 18, David moved to New York City to attend New York University. While a freshmen, she got her first restaurant job—bartending in an East Village Irish Pub. By her senior year at NYU, David was the assistant general manager at the Corner Shop Café. During this time she was offered an opening bartending position at Woodson & Ford. The cocktail bug took form. From there David has worked behind countless bars including Danny Meyer’ Maialino, Keith McNally’s Pulinos, Maison Premiere, Mayahuel, and Donna. She opened Nitecap, where she is a co-owner, in 2014 with partners David Kaplan and Alex Day. Her cocktails have been featured in many publications and online journals such as the New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Nylon, Time Out New York, Elle Japan, Punch, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, GQ. Details, Vogue and Travel & Leisure. Natasha’s cocktails have also been published in multiple books including Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best Kept Secret, Amaro, and Spritz. Natasha was awarded Zagat’s 2014: 30 Under 30, Eaters 2014 New York and National Bartender of the Year and was named a 2015 Star Chefs Rising Star. In addition to bartending, David runs bar consulting company You and Me Cocktails with her partner Jeremy Oertel. Some of their projects include the Soho Grand Hotel, The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs, The Roxy Hotel, Paul’s Baby Grand, Dear Bushwick, and Pravda.