USBG World Class sponsored by DIAGEO, gives competitors the opportunity to push themselves, learn, and grow with other industry leaders.
Each phase of the competition challenges competitors to utilize and sharpen their skills by becoming a stronger bartender, and a stronger leader in our industry!
The USBG in partnership with DIAGEO is seeking a creative and driven bartender to claim the title of 2019 US World Class Bartender of the Year.
Think you have what it takes? Click here to start your World Class Journey!
World Class Education
USBG World Class sponsored by DIAGEO is launching an exciting new educational program in 15 cities across the US: World Class Studios is a series of training sessions that push boundaries, educate, and inspire bartenders around the globe.
Some of the world’s best bartenders and drinks professionals have helped us craft each original session. World Class Studios have a fresh and original take on spirits education that is valuable to everybody, no matter your experience level or connection to the hospitality industry.
Each session is centered around a different spirit in the DIAGEO Reserve portfolio and is inspired by a facet of each spirit’s production, history or ethos.
World Class Studios are presented by expert speakers including industry masters and World Class alumni.
World Class Education is for everyone!
Competitors OR inquiring minds...ALL benefit from the educational opportunities provided by World Class.
Attending a World Class Studio qualifies participants to apply for the 2019 World Class Competition!!
A day of education and connection
Here is a glance at the Word Class Education you will be provided. All 6 educational modules will be presented at this year's World Class Studios.
Select a city below to RSVP for a World Class Studio in a chapter near you today!
Los Angeles Mon 22-Oct
San Francisco Wed 24 Oct
Phoenix Wed 24-Oct
Las Vegas Sun 28-Oct
Portland Sun 4-Nov
Houston Mon 5-Nov
DC Mon 12-Nov
Nashville Tues 13-Nov
Chicago Wed 14-Nov
New York Mon 3-Dec
Boston Tue 4-Dec
Atlanta Mon 10-Dec
Charlotte Tue 11-Dec
Orlando Mon 7-Jan
Miami Tue 8-Jan
If you don't see a city near you... No need to fret! There are plenty of other ways to get a World Class education. In conjunction with the World Class Studios, USBG will be hosting a series of World Class Studio Spotlights (A Studio spotlighting one Reserve Brand educational module) and World Class Studio Lunch and Learns(A delicious lunch paired with two education modules).
In addition to these in-person events, Online World Class Studios will be available at www.diageobaracademy.com starting Oct. 15th.
All of the World Class Studio events listed above will qualify participants to apply for the 2019 World Class Competition, October 15th – January 15th
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