Bartender Spirits Awards

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

Mike Ryan

Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago

Valerie Cao

Director of Operations & Beverage Director, Le Colonial, Chicago

Martin Duffy

Whisky Educator and Ex Sr. Master of Whisky for the entire Diageo whisky portfolio

Lee Zaremba

Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles