Bartender Spirits Awards

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Jared Givens

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

I currently serve as the Director of Restaurants, Bars and Events for the Thompson Dallas. Prior to my current position, I was the General Manager for Georgie’s by Curtis Stone, as well as the Beverage Director for Le Bilboquet, Up on Knox, and Georgie’s. I bring over 15 years of experience in both guest facing and support roles. I am an avid wine and spirit educator, with a focus on building one of the best beverage programs in the city.

Meet our Judges

Ariel Neal

Vice President United States Bartenders Guild- Chicago Chapter, Chicago

Sam Garcia

Bartender and Runs Beverage Program at Carnvial, Chicago

Mike Ryan

Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago

Charles Joly

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