The 10 finalists vying for the title of “World’s Best Bartender”
Dominican resident will be among the 10 finalists vying for the title of “World’s Best Bartender” at TGI Fridays annual World Bartender Championship (WBC) being held at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas on March 6.
The WBC started as a one-off challenge between two bartenders, and is now one of the toughest international bartending competitions. Today, the WBC welcomes more than 8,000 bartenders from around the world.
“The World Bartender Championship may be a global competition, but every bartender started their quest by instilling that corner bar experience at his or her local TGI Fridays,” said Matt Durbin, Vice President of Beverage and Bar for Carlson Restaurants, parent company to Fridays.
Last year David Kringlund from Stureplan, Sweden, was crowned the 2011 World’s Greatest Bartender. He claimed the title from the 2010 WBC champion Attila Farmas, from Budapest, Hungary, and battled out thousands of others around the globe during the 21st anniversary of Fridays World Bartender Championship.
The 10 WBC finalists are as follows:
- Aaron Hardy, Orlando, FL
- Andy Hool, Canton, MI
- Chantry Coffman, Dallas, TX
- Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada, Tokyo, Japan
- Jessica Myers, Vestal, NY
- Joachim “Jack” Reichel, Oslo, Norway
- Kristian Mihalin, Las Vegas, NV
- Paul Gil, Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Russell Ward, Sheffield, UK
- Scott Christian, Beavercreek, OH
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