“Competing in the Diageo World Class Australian Bartender competition this year has been such an amazing experience. I am incredibly grateful to be part of a this tight knit hospitality community and am proud of being able to represent Australia on the global stage this September. Bring on the finals!” – Nick Tesar, Bar Liberty, Melbourne
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Samuel Cocks (Bar Rogue, WA), Sarah Proietti (Maybe Sammy, NSW), Nick Tesar (Bar Liberty, VIC), Eduardo Conde (No.92 GPR, NSW) and Kayla Saito (Black Pearl, VIC) have been selected from hundreds of hospitality superstars across the country vying for the crown of the 2022 Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year.
Registrations for the opening round challenge are open from now until midnight on April 17th. For more information and to register for World Class 2022, please visit the Diageo Bar Academy website.
Join us for the Diageo Bar Academy Virtual Roadshow as our incredible team take you through four jam-packed days from the 29th August to the 1st September of virtual training sessions.
Evan Stroeve from Sydney’s acclaimed South Eveleigh bar, Re, has claimed a coveted Top 10 spot at this year’s World Class Bartender of the Year global finals, taking place virtually and being hosted in London this week.
Evan Stroeve from RE, the Australian World Class Bartender of the Year, will go on to represent Australia virtually in the global World Class Bartender of the Year finals in July.
Evan Stroeve (RE, Sydney), Kayla Saito (Leonardo’s Pizza Palace, Melbourne) and David Aznar (Rosella’s, Gold Coast) were selected from hundreds of bartending superstars and will now compete in the Australian finals on Tuesday 27th April.
This role involves leading the consultancy department across a number of projects for Sweet&Chilli, collaborating across a number of departments; Atypical (Hotel and property consultancy), Diageo Bar Academy, Diageo Brand Ambassadors, Cocktail Porter and S&C Studio.
At a moment when we are all looking forward following the events of 2020, Australia is set to be inspired by its own vibrant bar culture with the World Class Cocktail Festival taking place in Sydney from 28th April to 2nd May 2021.
World Class Studios kicks off next week with an all star line-up. Hosted by Krystal Hart, she’ll be joined by Trash Tiki founder Kelsey Ramage @kelseyramage, Belle’s Hot Chicken mastermind Morgy McGlone @morgygalinha, plus World Class winners Kaitlyn Stewart @k8os and Orlando Marzo @orlandomarzo.
Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year returns in 2021, with entries to the Australian competition open from 1 January. The Australian winner will compete in the Global Finals, where a new World Class Global Bartender of the Year will be crowned in a unique multi-format event hosted in Madrid, Spain from 5-8th July 2021.
Sydney bar Vasco’s head bartender, Luke Ashton, took out the Diageo World Class competition last week and doing so secured $100k towards the opening of his own bar.
Ashton beat competitors from all over the country in the multi-round competition, inlcuding second place’s Evan Stanley (The Black Pearl), and Rinna Kato (Bacchus) who finished in third.