Tag: Vernon Chalker

Who Will Make the Top 50?

Bartender Magazine’s Most Influential List

The voting for the Bartender Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential List has just wrapped up. The nominated Top 50 for 2011 will be released in Bartender’s upcoming March edition. The inaugural Most Influential List event took off in 2009 with Vernon Chalker (Gin Palace and Madame Brussels, Melbourne) taking out the top spot. “It was a great honour to win,” said Chalker recently, “the greatest form of flattery is if others look to my work for inspiration.”

OPERATOR FOCUS: Vernon Chalker, Melbourne

After snaring Operator of the Year (multiple venues) at the Australian Bar Awards in September 2009 and then snatching the top spot in the inaugural Most Influential List in December, Bartender mag saw fit to catch up with this leading Aussie bar industry personality to search for the secret behind his success.

Alex Ross moves to Order of Melbourne

One of Australia’s favourite (and Most Influential!) bar personalities, Ms Alex Ross, has left Match Bar & Grill to work Mr Influential himself, Mr Vernon Chalker, at his venue, Order of Melbourne, kicking off next week.

VIDEO: Bartender Magazine Most Influential Party!

All the best footage from the Bartender Magazine Inaugural Most Influential List Party held at Melbourne’s Match Bar & Grill on December 8th. Watch as drinks are whipped up by some of the best bartenders in town and the country’s most influential get their party on!

Most Influential Top 50 Announced

The votes are in for Bartender magazine’s Most Influential List in association with Diageo’s Alchemy. Read on to find out the who made the Top 50 based on your trade votes…