On June 24th, JC Bartending Academy hosted their 1st Annual “Battle of the Grads” to showcase their graduates and celebrate the 2 year anniversary of being DFW’s premier bartending school. The night consisted of five (5) JC Bartending Academy alumni competing to see who would claim the title of having the best unique drink concoctions. Each of the five alumni represented some of the hottest bars such as Café Malaga, Pepper Smash and PF Chang.
The Grads were challenged to 3 rounds of mixology where they had to create a tropical drink, a martini, and a shooter. All drinks were required to be made with a combination of the nights 3 top sponsors: Railean’s Rum, Million Vodka, and Finest Call mixers.
Our esteemed panel of judges faced the difficult task of crowning an overall winner through the pain-staking process of taste testing each cocktail that was made! In the end they selected JC Bartending Academy Alumni Cory Henry from Café Malaga as this year’s “Battle of the Grads” Champion and received the grand prize of $300 PLUS his drink featured on the Happy Hour menu at his restaurant.
After the competition, the guest audience was welcomed to sample all of the unique and creative cocktails that for themselves. JC Bartending Academy also treated its guests to free food and drinks, of course made with the outstanding sponsor products.
Everyone at JC Bartending Academy would like to thank all of those who came out to enjoy a night of competition. As well as the wonderful panel of judges; Karen Musa, Culinary Arts Department Head at Collin College, Lamar Anthony, Corporate Compliance Manager at Glazer’s Distributors/Wal-Mart-Sam’s Club, Necole Elias, Owner of Bartending Divas, and Kelly Railean, Owner of Railean’s Rum.
Another big thanks to the sponsors for their generous contributions of some amazing products; Railean’s Rum, Million Vodka, and Finest Call.
And last but not least JC Bartending Academy is proud of the top notch drinks their grads produced for this competition; Jeremy York, Lion and Crown Bar, Courtney Gills, PF Changs, Natalie Harrop, JC Bartending, Inc., Jordan Askew, Peeper Smash, and of course the “Battle of the Grads” champ Cory Henry!
If you or someone you know would like to battle it out at the 2nd Annual Battle of the Grads, then visit www.jcbartendingacademy.com for more information on how you can enroll into DFW’s premier bartending school. JC Bartending Academy is the new innovative face to bartender training so remember, if you want to be the best, you must train with the best!!!
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