Sommelier Biographies

David Mokha, Director of Beverage

David Mokha, Director of Beverage

As Director of Beverage and Head Sommelier at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Mokha oversees the wine and spirits programs for all food and beverage outlets and leads a team of Sommeliers serving the resort's fine dining establishments.
Fernando Araiza, FB Steakhouse

Fernando Araiza, FB Steakhouse

With more than 15 years of experience providing customer service in the food and beverage industry, Fernando Araiza has always had a passion and interest in wine.
David Mauricio Meneses, Hakkasan

David Mauricio Meneses, Hakkasan

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Florida International University and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, Meneses began his career in hospitality as a server at Azul in the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.
Chris Zarcadoolas, Hakkasan

Chris Zarcadoolas, Hakkasan

Chris Zarcadoolas’ career in hospitality began in the San Francisco Bay Area as a server at the Woodside Cafe.
Stankovik Zarko, Scarpetta

Stankovik Zarko, Scarpetta

Born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia, Stankovik Zarko graduated from Hospitality Management College at the age of 21 and quickly went to work for Renaissance Cruise Lines, where he began as a server and, after only one year became a sommelier.