Bartender Spirits Awards

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Benjamin Pavlichek

Brand Ambassador at Destilería La Caravedo S.R.L.

Ben Pavlichek is a renowned mixologist and dedicated service industry professional with nearly a decade of experience in San Francisco and Chicago. He has spent his career seeking out leaders in the industry, learning form them, and doing his best to follow in their footsteps. From these masters he learned the trade of bartending and the art of hospitality, and now does his best to share that knowledge and passion to encourage a dialogue and facilitate positive change in the industry.

Meet our Judges

Jared Givens

Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events at The Thompson, Hyatt Hotels, Dallas

Trudy Thomas

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

Mike Ryan

Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago

Chris Barna

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