A bartender from France is the first woman to be crowned “best bartender in the world.” Linda So reports.
“World’s best bartender” goes to a woman
Making her mark in a field typically dominated by men.
Jennifer Le Nechet of France is the first woman to be crowned the world’s best bartender.
The 29-year-old beat out nearly 10,000 competitors from around the world to win the coveted title.
SOUNDBITE: JENNIFER LE NECHET, COMPETITION WINNER, SAYING:
“I don’t believe it. It’s crazy, I worked so hard for this competition. I don’t believe it.”
Le Nechet shook her way to the top after showcasing her best drinks to a panel of judges.
She was among 6 finalists who were given 24 hours to design a pop-up bar. They were tested on accuracy, speed, originality and creativity.
This is the eighth year for the contest, organized by Diageo, the world’s biggest alcoholic drinks group.