Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Oregon Bartenders Guild
I'll keep this brief as Jeff Morgenthaler has done a great post already about our first event. However, I would like to announce the formation of the only independent bartenders guild in the United States dedicated to elevating the craft of our chosen profession, The Oregon Bartenders Guild . Our public forum is open now to anyone interested and we are looking forward to making some announcements soon about our next class which will occur in late February.
I've been lucky enough to form the guild with 7 of the best bartenders in the state;
Kelley Swenson of Ten-01 (Portland)
Daniel Shoemaker of the TearDrop Lounge (Portland)
Jeff Morgenthaler of Bel Ami (Eugene)
Greg Hoitsma of Andina (Portland)
Charlie Hodge of Clyde Common (Portland)
Kevin Ludwig, formerly of Park Kitchen, now with the Clyde and soon to be opening Beaker and Flask (Portland)
David Shenaut of the TearDrop Lounge (Portland)
I'm honored to be a part of this group and I'm looking forward to sharing some of the results of our collaborative efforts with you soon.