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Julia Momose, Kumiko Bar, Chicago

Julia was born and raised in Japan. She came into contact with the hospitality industry in her youth and worked part-time in a bagel shop and a restaurant that...

Head Bartender, 4 Animals Bar, Zurich

10 Questions for Andrea Linzner

At the age of 18, the Allgäu-born and trained hotel manager crossed the German-Austrian border and later gained professional experience in Portugal, Switzerland and Norway, among other places. Finally, she was drawn to...


Whisky legend Claudio Bernasconi

Ruedi Zotter: How did you get into the whisky world? Claudio Bernasconi: I was a hotelier all my life and already at the age of 20 I became general manager in a business with 40 employees....

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Armin Azadpour, Hunky Dory, Frankfurt

Armin was born in Germany, but his parents are from Iran. It took him a while to discover his second passion after fashion: bartending. After his...

Deputy Bar Manager Tabaco Lounge, Schaffhausen

10 Questions for Ted Haupt

After school, Ted starts an apprenticeship twice - and drops out twice. The repetitive nature of a 9-to-5 job doesn't really suit Ted's go-getting nature. When he finds a job on the internet...

Barkeeper, Soho Switzerland, St. Gallen

10 Questions for Marko Tordinac

In 2013, he attended the Bartender School in Split and shortly afterwards mixed his first cocktails behind the bars of various bars in Croatia. In 2016, he ventured into the...

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Ivy Mix, Leyenda, New York

Ivy was born in 1985 and grew up in Vermont. She studied at Bennington College and has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and fine arts. She was nineteen years old when...

Manager Seven Lugano / The Lounge

10 Questions for Valeria Liss

At the age of 16, she decided to take a course at Barkeeper- which she was not able to do for the time being due to her age. She made up for it later and then gained professional experience at home and abroad.

25 years Bellevue Bar, Berne

Franco Federico

April 1996, a sunny spring day. The terrace is open and so the wonderful Alpine panorama with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is the backdrop to Franco Federico's first day at work in the...

Portrait: Barkeeper of the year 2021

Victor Topart: "I didn't expect that".

In the competition for the title Barkeeper of the year, the Fribourg native beats Flurin Kopp from the award-winning Zurich Bar am Wasser and Monika Zünd from the Turbo Lama...

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Evgeniy Shashin, Korobok Bar, Moscow

Evgeniy was born in Moscow and studied IT at university. After graduating and then working in IT at a tax office, he realised that his work did not suit him....

Bar Manager, Verre à Monique, Genève

10 Questions for Arthur Brophy

While working in service and system catering, he doesn't think that he would ever want to gain a foothold in the bar world. It wasn't until he returned to Geneva and worked at the Verre à...

Chef de Bar, Rossini, Baden

10 Questions for Michael de Silva

With his degree in the bag, he attended the bar school in Munich in 2006, after which he moved to Gut Gelaunt in Bern for a year. Formative in both senses...

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Fabio La Pietra, SubAstor Bar, São Paulo

Fabio was born in 1989 in San Severo in the Puglia region of Italy. His journey into the world of bartending began when he followed in his older brother's footsteps....

Licorería Limantour, Mexico City

Jose Luis Leon

Jose Luis was born in Mexico City in 1988. He comes from a middle to lower class family that had to get by on a minimal income. He spent his entire childhood in Nezahualcoyotl,...

Kronenhalle Bar, Zurich

10 Questions for Anthony Kunz

But the month was to turn into several years in which he fell in love with every aspect of bartending. Whether mixing or service - as long as Anthony, who has experience in the...

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Martin Holec, Delahunt, Dublin

Martin was born in 1981 in a town called Nitra in the southern part of Slovakia. Shortly after his birth, his family decided to move to the smaller town of Liptovský Mikuláš, where...

Cocktail bar zum Türk, Solothurn

10 Questions for Nadine Brunner

Stations at the Landhüsli and the Absinthe Bar followed before she was brought on board Solothurn's newest cocktail bar by André "Haui" Haueter a year ago. Despite the...

Turbo Lama, Bern

Monika Zünd

Mid-August, Monika Zünd is sitting at a small table on the terrace of the bar that has just opened. The sun is reflecting off the modern new buildings, the trains are running at regular intervals on the...

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