He now heads to Berlin, Germany, to represent Canada at the World Class Global Final Oct. 4 to 8, 2018.
Expectations will be even higher than usual. Not only is this the 10th anniversary of the biggest and most important cocktail competition on the planet, but another Vancouverite, Kaitlyn Stewart of Royal Dinette, won the global title last year, vanquishing 10,000 bartenders from 57 countries to do so.
So, you know, no pressure.
Luckily, Enns will have a strong Vancouver team behind him, including his Pac Rim colleague Grant Sceney, the hotel’s creative beverage director, who won World Class Canada in 2014, and Lauren Mote, who won the title in 2015 and has since gone on to become Diageo’s World Class Global Cocktailian.
In fact, Stewart, Sceney and Mote joined the other two World Class Canada winners, Shane Mulvany of Toronto and Jenner Cormier, formerly of Halifax, as judges at this year’s Canadian finals, which were held May 7 and 8 in Montreal.
—by Joanne Sasvari