Saturday, 16 July 2011

Manabe Ohtake - Diageo World Class Global Champion 2011






New Delhi - 14 July

Manabu Ohtake from Tower's Bar Bellovisto in Tokyo, was crowned Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2011, beating the other finalists to the highest accolade of the liquid world.

World Class, a celebration of the flair, creativity and skill of the bartender, is an international, year-long training programme founded by Diageo Reserve that elevates the craft of the bartending profession and brings consumer trends to life in the greatest bars across the globe.

Over the past eleven months, contenders from the most established and prestigious bars around the globe have competed in regional heats, to win a coveted place at the Global Final in New Delhi. Just 32 were selected to go head to head judged by of some of the most revered names in the industry - Dale DeGroff, Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Gary Regan, Hidetsugu Ueno and Daniel Estremadoyro.

Here some highlights of the Prestigious Competition:



TOP TEN LIST

1. MANABU OHTAKE
2. HEINZ KAISER
3. JAMIE MACDONALD
4. THORSTEN SPUHN
5. JIMMY BARRAT
6. TIM PHILIPS
7. MICKEY LEE
8. AYMERIC TORTEREAU
9. RYAN NOREIKS
10. MARK HUANG

EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST
1 Heinz Kaiser
2 Jamie MacDonald
3 Thorsten Spuhn
4 Jimmy Barrat
5 Aymeric Tortereau


LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
1 Jesús Cabrera
2 Talita Simoes
3 Stephon Scott
4 Roberto Berdecia
5 Jorge Garzon

ASIA PACIFIC
1 Manabu Ohtake
2 Tim Philips
3 Mickey Lee
4 Ryan Noreiks
5 Mark Huang

CHALLENGES WINNERS
Theatre and the Stars : Alberto Pizzaro
Food Pairing : Thorsten Spuhn
Spice Market : Mickey Lee
Classic Vintage & Twist : Hemant Pathak
Gentlemans Drinks and fancy Tiples - Mark Huang
Cocktails against the clock - speed : Heinz Kaiser

Sources:
Global World Class Finals Facebook Page

Diageo Website

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