07/03/2023 Seth landed a gold medal at the 2022 Select Aperitivo USA Spritz Competition and will join the 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards judging panel.
Seth Sandoval started his career in Santa Cruz, CA, participating in cocktail competitions in the Bay Area, and eventually building bar programs in his hometown. He has since moved to San Diego, where he developed a vast knowledge of agave spirits working at La Puerta, a high-volume Mexican restaurant and mezcal bar. Most recently, he's been working on a project called Support Your Local Bar Mom, a charity that aims to benefit single mom bartenders for Mother's Day.
Seth's mother was a Bartender, and his father was a Chef. He was born into the hospitality industry and found his own love for it in craft cocktails and the bar industry scene. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he was trained in bartending by some of the best in the world, and he went on to start building bar programs for a variety of different concepts. With a combination of creativity, passion, and military leadership, Seth's programs are unmatched.
Seth will join the 2023 Bartenders Spirits Awards judging panel. The aim of the spirits competition is to provide independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, with extensive expertise in the on-premise industry.
His favorite drink is Rhum Daiquiri.
The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, with extensive expertise in 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.
Bartender Spirits Awards medal will help you in raising your bar in the on-trade channels. View complete winning benefits here. The international submission deadline is March 24, 2023.