Tales of the Cocktail – Vancouver Apprentice Program


Applications are now open for Canadian bartenders to join the Cocktail Apprentice Program at Tales of the Cocktail in Vancouver

Since 2008 Tales of the Cocktail®, the world’s premier cocktail festival, has been bringing the rising stars in mixology to New Orleans as part of the Cocktail Apprentice program. It’s one way the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society has continued to support the next generation of mixologists. As Tales of the Cocktail takes its show on the road to Vancouver for Tales of the Cocktail on Tour, March 13-15, 2011, bartenders throughout Canada are now welcome to apply to the Vancouver Cocktail Apprentice Program.

“I have seen Tales of the Cocktail grow from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. This Vancouver event makes Tales of the Cocktail a truly international affair,” said Jeff Grdinch, Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Leader. “I’m honored to join to Canada’s rising cocktail talent as part of the apprentice program to help them grow their skills, ensuring a bright future for cocktails from Vancouver to Nova Scotia.”

As the apprentices before them, Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from the world’s biggest names in bartending during the three-day festival. The schedule of events was developed to give everyone a taste of what’s in store in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 with six seminars held at Vancouver’s beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel as well as opening and closing events.

Applications to the Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver Apprentice Program will be accepted now through December 29, 2010.


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