World Class Bartender: Jose Maria Garces Cadavid, Awa Helada, Columbia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 30th, 2014 · World Class 2013

 At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition

I witnessed some incredible drinks being made.


And some of those drinks were made by


Jose Maria Garces Cadavid, Awa Helada, Columbia

Jose Maria Garces Cadivid, a mechanical engineer by training, is currently head bartender at Awa Helada. Throughout his career he has worked in many different restaurants and bars including AWA Helada, Coco Beach Sunset Bar, Boobs bar and Yoko sushi bar. As a mixologist, he has a great aptitude for leadership and is known for his creativity, innovation and discipline. He has over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has led many professional seminars and development sessions.

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