Manhattan Zodiac is a female-owned and operated company based in San Francisco, specializing in cocktail catering, bar consulting, and virtual mixology classes and events. Co-founders, Katya Larionova and Yana Nogid, are bartenders in San Francisco with 8 years + of bar industry experience.
Meet The Co-Founders
Hi, I'm Yana! Something interesting to know about me is that I started bartending part-time in 2013 while attending USF to obtain a degree in Counseling Psychology, MFT. I pursued this degree all the way and even got licensed and opened a private practice! BUT, of course life happened and now I am the Co-Founder of Manhattan Zodiac and Founder of Box Tradition. Two companies that fill my Gemini heart! In addition to all this fun, I am bartending at Garibaldi's Restaurant, a San Francisco legacy restaurant that's been around for 30 years.
My obsession with quality, organic and high end ingredients started in 2015, after I moved to San Francisco from Russia. Over the last 5 years I have been a bartender, and managed and consulted bars and restaurants in New York and San Francisco. Today I am happy to bartend at Bourbon and Branch, the oldest speakeasy in San Francisco, with a crew of the great and talented professionals. I’m also excited to share Manhattan Zodiac with Yana, a product of common inspiration from years of friendship and professional growth together.