Founder BarChemistry, Mixologist & Social Media Influencer
Born in South Korea but raised in the Bay Area, CA and Northern NJ, Wootak grew up heavily influenced by both west and east coast cultures. Growing up with a younger brother and a single mom meant that he had to learn to cook at a young age to help around the house. He quickly realized he had inherited his mother’s palate and knack for flavors, always enjoying learning about Korean dishes and ingredients that were uncommon in America.
He first got involved with bartending as a way to pay his way through college but quickly fell in love with cocktails and mixology as it became a way for him to exercise his creative muscles while saving funds for higher education. Eventually he realized he had more than enough opportunity to create his own path rather than return to school.
He created his own line of unique barware and began his company BarChemistry in 2019. In 2021 it has grown to over 1.4m followers on TikTok where he educates his followers on cocktails, spirits, and bar culture all in a lighthearted and entertaining manner.
Today he runs his E-Commerce company full time, makes social media content, and hopes to inspire the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.