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

Elliott Ernst

Country's Top 100 World Class Bartenders and Mixologist, Rockford

Charles Joly

World Class Global Bartending Winner and Official mixologist of the Emmy's and Oscars

Ariel Neal

Vice President United States Bartenders Guild- Chicago Chapter, Chicago