Open to any bartender from anywhere in the world aged 21 or over with fewer than three years’ experience, the winner will be rewarded with a trip to complete two bar stages – one at Connaught Bar, the two-time winner of The World’s Best Bar title, and another at Katana Kitten (pic, a previous winner of the Best New Opening Award in 2019 and currently ranked No.10 in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list.
The launch of scholarship, in partnership with The Blend – the global trade advocacy programme for the hospitality industry by Beam Suntory, is part of 50 Best Bars’ drive to prioritise development opportunities and experiences for aspiring bartenders across the globe. The theme of the Scholarship for 2022 is Future Positive, which comes with the ambition to cultivate practices and attitudes that will have a positive impact for the planet, for guests and the hospitality community.
It will reward bartenders who take a low-waste or local approach to ingredients and push for greater diversity, better representation and balance within workplaces.
Applicants will need to show a readiness to contribute to this outlook in order to be selected by the judging panel. Applications will open on 19 May via The World’s 50 Best Bars website and close on 20 June.
The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Bars later this year.