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.
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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.
Last night saw the culmination of Reserve’s year long World Class program on Australian shores. And taking out top honours after three long days of fierce competition was Tim Philips from ivy’s Level 6 in Sydney. Runners-up in this epic bartending battle were Phil Gandevia of Sydney’s Eau De Vie and and Marco Nunes from Brisbane’s Canvas.
With the completion of the third and final component of the Australian leg of Reserve’s year long World Class program 10 finalists have been announced to compete for a spot to take on 24 of the world’s best bartenders. The final is set to be held next Tuesday in Sydney.
The World Class Vodka Martini Award winners have been chosen, with Pierre Fajloun taking out first place in the award. The creation which scored him the number one spot, “The Whale”, was named after the windmill that adorns the Nolet family’s distillery in Holland. Pierre and a colleague will be rewarded on a Ketel One trip to Singapore in April with 18 other industry members.
The World Class bartending competition is well under way once more with The Ketel One Vodka Awards having recently closed entries. Judging is in progress to find out who the next three Australian World Class National Finalists will be to join Jason Williams from Melbourne’s Galley Room who secured his place in the Australian Final on the Reserve World Class stand at Sydney BarShow in September.