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Bartender Spirits Awards

Bartender Spirits Awards
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Amber Archer

Food and Beverage at Meadowood Napa Valley, Napa, California

I’ve been interested in the F&B world since I was about 14 years old, when my first taxed job was at a mom and pop shake shack in rural MO. I always enjoyed serving people and seeing a bright smile on everyone’s face whenever they received whatever they may have ordered—which is one element that has always kept me energized to keep going in the hospitality world.

Now I’m coming up on 14 years of hospitality work that has concentrated on fine-dining, the beverage scene, leadership, and a ton of work with spirits and wine while being currently positioned at a 5-star resort in Napa Valley, CA. I have gained years of practical experience while also teaching at a collegiate level, obtaining a Masters degree specializing in hospitality management, and lastly, recently gaining a WSET II and CSW.

Meet our Judges

Chris Barna

Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston

Trudy Thomas

Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville

Mike Ryan

Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago

Valerie Cao

Director of Operations & Beverage Director, Le Colonial, Chicago