Juan Pablo “JP” Caceres was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia on September 29,1981.
At the age of 14, on an excursion to the Amazon with his father, JP Caceres first experienced the wonders of an alcoholic beverage. This particular cocktail was a glass of Singani, a Bolivian Brandy, mixed with fresh squeezed grapefruit. His taste on life was never the same again.
JP put his passion for cocktails on hold while he obtained his law degree at the prestigious Catholic University of Bolivia.
JP’s journey in DC began at the young of age 19 in the most basic of positions, bussing tables at Chef Jose Andres’ restaurant, Jaleo Tapas, in downtown Washington. JP eventually became bar manager at one of his favorite restaurants, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana. After he turned 25, JP acquired the General Manager position with Mauricio Fragga-Rosenfeld, at a contemporary Latin establishment, ChiCha Lounge. Thereafter, his endeavors led him to become the beverage and floor manager of the acclaimed Bezu and Sushi-ko restaurants, respectively. Most recently, JP has worked as the head mixologist at Againn British Isle gastropub where he contributed to the beverage menu and further helped to open Againn Tavern in Rockville, MD. JP has also lended his creativity to Tryst in Adams Morgan by assisting in developing their new beverage menu.
Among various local and national publications, The Washington Post has mentioned JP Caceres as one of the top 5 New Mixmasters in DC in October 2010. In addition to this, JP was recruited to be a beverage consultant in several places inclued recently at Del Campo by Chef Victor Alsibu and MXDC by Chef Todd English.
Presently, JP Caceres is the President of the United States Bartenders Guild Chapter D.C. and plays a very important role with The Museum of the American Cocktail as their logistical volunteer for all events hosted in DC.