Topic: Bartender of the Month
Join us in congratulating Rael Petit, our March 2017 Bartender of the Month! Rael came to New York City in 2003 from Switzerland for what was supposed to be his summer vacation. He ended up taking a job as a bartender and just over a decade later Rael can be found channeling his boundless energy into creating innovative cocktails at Delilah in New York City.
Eric Hobbie, our February 2017 Bartender of the Month, moved to Las Vegas from New York 12 years ago to open JET Nightclub inside The Mirage. After a chance encounter with Giada De Laurentiis, Hobbie scored a position at the celebrity chef's first restaurant, Giada in Las Vegas. Once he heard that Sam Ross was opening a bar in Vegas, however, he just had to work for the man he had looked up to for years. Now, he's tending bar and training new hires at The Dorsey in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Bob Peters, our January 2017 Bartender of the Month! The bartender at the helm of The Punch Room at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte in North Carolina, Bob is well known for his creative palate as well as for his ability to entertain.
Originally hailing from the island paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii, Tim Rita is a leading, award-winning bar chef and mixologist in Las Vegas. Not only is the "ice breaker" at Goose Island Lounge inside T-Mobile Arena, he's also a mixologist at The Cosmopolitan.
Congratulations to our October 2016 Bartender of the Month, E. Carter Wilsford, who works behind the stick at Analogue in New York City! Not only is E. Carter Wilsford a highly skilled bartender, he's an engaging person who can speak intelligently about almost any topic, particularly if that topic happens to be Scotch or other spirits.
Congratulations to Laura Bellucci, our September 2016 Bartender of the Month! Laura is the head bartender at SoBou in New Orleans and her creativity, positive attitude, and friendly approach to tending bar are off the charts.
Our August 2016 Bartender of the Month first entered the industry as a way to pay for his love of art: making, curating and writing about it. But once he changed his focus to cocktails and becoming the best bartender he could be, bartending and cocktail competitions became his passion.
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Bartender. Mixologist. Competitor. And now, Nightclub & Bar's July 2016 Bartender of the Month. Rodger Gillespie has designed the cocktail programs and worked behind the bar of some of the most critically acclaimed bars, and he has taken home the top prizes at cocktail competitions across the country several times over. He'll be missed in Las Vegas but we're excited to see what he'll accomplish in South Beach.
Joy Perrine is a bourbon legend. The co-author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book started her career tending bar in the 1960s and has been working at Equus & Jack's Lounge in Louisville, KY for 30 years.