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Emiliano Vazquez Parrales, Beverage Program Director at Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Joins 2024 BSA

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04/01/2024 Emiliano Vazquez Parrales, Head Bartender and Beverage Program Director at Moody Tongue Brewing, adds his expertise to the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards judging panel.

Bartender Spirits Awards just welcomed Emiliano Vazquez Parrales, Head Bartender and Beverage Program Director at Moody Tongue Brewing Co. to their 2024 edition of their event in Chicago this May 20th, 2024.

Emiliano's extensive experience in the food and beverages industry, coupled with his proficiency in mixology, menu crafting, costing, operations, and private event planning, positions him as a strategic asset to their panel.

Image source: Emiliano Vazquez-Parrales & Moody Tongue Brewing Co.

Well known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, Emiliano has not only set new industry standards but also demonstrated a unique business acumen, particularly through his innovative approach to menu creation and proper management of cost.

Beyond his professional prowess, Emiliano's interests provide a multifaceted perspective. As a self-proclaimed "huge nerd," he brings a passion for strategy and detail to the table. His love for collecting and playing the Magic the Gathering trading card game reveals a nuanced and analytical side, complementing his business-oriented approach.

Discover more about Emiliano's journey by exploring this insightful interview here.

As Emiliano takes on the role of judge for the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards, we invite the drinks community to join us in extending a warm welcome. His dedication to uplift the beverage experience aligns seamlessly with the rigorous standards of excellence we uphold.

The 2024 judging panel includes some top names in the US bar industry.

They include:

Renato M. Tonelli - 2023 US Bartender of the Year and Founder at Sustainable Bartender

Charles Joly - World Class Global Bartending Winner and Official Mixologist of the Emmy's and Oscars.

Julieta Campos - Beverage and Bar Operations Director at The Fifty/50 Group, Chicago.

Katie Renshaw - 2019 US World Class Bartender of the Year.

Mike Ryan - Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago.

Trudy Thomas - Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville.

Abraham Vucekovich - Beverage Director, Meadowlark Hospitality, Chicago, Meadowlark Hospitality.

Guillermo Bravo - Beverage Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago.

Danny Shapiro - Founding Partner in Scofflaw Group, Chicago.

Chris Barna - Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston.

Elliott Ernst - Country's Top 100 World Class Bartenders and Mixologist, Rockford and more.

The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry. The result will be a relevant and practical source of reference for bartenders, bar managers, bar owners, and other industry professionals when making purchasing decisions for their establishments.

If you are a spirits brand anywhere in the world and are looking to grow into the USA’s on-premise channels, Bartender Spirits Awards is the competition that you should enter. Brands are rated by the best in class and real trade buyers with the judging criteria that the bar managers and bartenders use when they buy for their bars.

Brands are encouraged to enter before the early bird deadline of January 31, 2024.


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