Miami, Florida –– Jennifer Le Nechet has been crowned best bartender in the world during the height of the global competition cocktail World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 held in Miami, Florida .
French barman, normally found creating drinks and entertaining the customers behind the bar Café Moderne in Paris, wowed the judges to create the spectacular array of impressive drinks in your Steampunk pop-up type themed bar.
About 10,000 bartenders from around the world participated in the competition, with 56 of them being selected to represent your country in the finals of Miami . A group of six elite were those who participated in the final round, who witnessed how developed and created a pop-up bar type in just 24 hours. Each showed a different skill challenge within the barman weapons: technical, personality, knowledge of alcohol and how well they worked under pressure.
Selecting the best brands of Diageo Reserve portfolio Ketel One vodka, Ciroc, include Don Julio , Tanqueray No TEN, Bulleit, the Zacapa rum, and whiskey Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch, with which the barmen created classic cocktails , making their own recipes. They also fought against the clock to mix up to 14 drinks quintessence in just 10 minutes.
Jennifer Le Nechet, the first bartender woman to win the title, said. “I’m really impressed – it is an honor for me to take home the title of World’s Best Bartender – especially competing against huge talent from around the world This week I have been inspired to move forward the boundaries of flavors and explore how all the senses can be addressed through the cocktails. I am eager to know the experience that lies ahead. ”
Le Nechet to revolutionize a year full of adventure – she will have the opportunity to travel the world as Brand Ambassador Diageo Reserve, to be a judge in competitions and get the best drinks in distant locations.
Alex Kratena, former Head Bartender of Artesian London, said: “The standard this year has been really impressive has been enormously difficult to choose between these bartenders. . Jennifer has nailed the Superstar Pool Party, showing all habilida d is sought in a bartender, and bar pop-up type has impressed us with its theme Stempunk and twist on traditional cocktails with homemade emulsions, cola and organic ingredients. These bartenders really are on top of their careers, and the five finalists were worthy contestants . not only have created classics perfectly , but have also developed new exciting techniques in each of the steps carried out ” .
Johanna Dalley , global director of World Class, commented: ” This week has been a whirlwind of creativity, class and impressive talent – really enhancing the role of the bartender to be on par with that of the leading chefs in the world and it is. what is WORLD CLASS, to inspire people to drink better and appreciate good drinks in the same way that appreciate good food. the final six were outstanding, and has been an extremely close final, but nevertheless we are delighted to Jennifer have named as the winner and the first woman to get WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year award ” .
On the night of the awards, Mexico City was presented as a location for WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2017 Global Final.
Dalley added: ” This year, WORLD CLASS take cocktail culture to a new level in the city of Mexico, can not be a better place for it, because for many years, the city has developed as one of the capitals most exciting for food, drink and culture ” .