USBG Tequila Immersion Tour sponsored by Patron Our 2017 Tequila Immersion Tours sponsored by Patron will offer an amazing opportunity for Bartenders and/or Bar Managers to participate in an in-depth Tequila Education from the field to the bottle, as well as an added day of Charity work for a community that is in desperate need of some assistance! This experience is open to bartenders or bar managers who work full-time in a Bar, Restaurant, Hotel or Catering Company. All Applications will be evaluated by a blind selection committee based on your motivation to learn and share knowledge. In addition, you must complete the Academia Patron Master Class to qualify for this trip. If you have not already completed this Certification Class, please go to: www.academiapatron.com
CHIVAS MASTERS 2017 COCKTAIL COMPETITION Show off your cocktail expertise by submitting three original recipes featuring Chivas Regal 12, 18, Extra and you could find yourself in Tokyo for the experience of a lifetime. Deadline is March 17, 2017.
The GRA’IT Challenge 2016/2017 – Become one of the 7 winners at the Miami finale, June 21st 2017, and travel to Italy on your Gra’it Alchemical Journey in September 2017. Seven Bartenders will be selected for this extraordinary prize: a 10 day trip to Italy to discover the most fascinating alchemical sites and the traditions behind real Italian grappa and the Bonollo family, while creating imaginative cocktails and learning how to pair them with authentic Italian food. This is the real Italian Alchemy: the combination of spirit and soul, knowledge and pleasure. Various regional deadlines until May 14, 2017.
2016-2017 Speed Rack Competition Suspenders? No. Arm garters? Pass. Mustache? Think again. Girl power? Yes! Get your jiggers and shakers ready for the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer. The sixth national tour kicks-off on November 14, 2016 in the United States and travels to eight regions – Midwest in Chicago, New York in New York City, Northwest in Seattle, California in San Francisco, Southeast in Atlanta, Texas in Houston, Northeast in Boston, and Southwest in Denver – before crowning a winner at the Speed Rack U.S. Finals in New York in May 2017. In six years, Speed Rack has held nearly 50 competitions, including two successful competitions in the U.K., and launched in Canada, making Speed Rack the largest network for female bartenders reaching more than 600 women each year and raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer research.
The remaining 2016-2017 Speed Rack tour schedule is:
Speed Rack Northeast – Boston – Sunday, March 5, 2017
Speed Rack Southwest – Denver – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Speed Rack National Finals – New York City – May 21, 2017