Since Canada entered the Diageo World Class competition in 2013, our bartenders have punched far above their weight, consistently place in the top 12 worldwide.
Moreover, Lauren Mote, who won the national title in 2015, is now Diageo’s Global Cocktailian, and in 2017,
Vancouver’s Kaitlyn Stewart won the whole thing, beating bartenders from nearly 60 countries to become Global Bartender of the Year.
So there’s no pressure at all on this year’s regional winners, who are heading to the National Final in June (details to be announced later).
From Western Canada, the Top 5 progressing to the Diageo World Class Canada final are:
Max Curzon-Price (BC)
James Grant (AB)
Katie Ingram (BC)
Ian Miller (SK)
Jeff Savage (BC)
And from the East:
Keegan McGregor (NS)
Will Irvine (NS)
Thomas Yeo (QC)
Shane Beehan (NS)
Emilie Loiselle (QC)
Best of luck to you all! We can’t wait to see what you’ll be shaking up in June.