Kurt Schlechter: Drinks International Magazine's #46 of Top 100 Influential Persons in the Industry for 2020

Kurt Schlechter: Drinks International Magazine's #46 of Top 100 Influential Persons in the Industry for 2020

Co-owner and director of Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, Kurt Schlechter lives his passion for spirits, cocktails and botany. Voted number #46 as one of the world’s Top 100 influential persons in the Industry by Drinks International Magazine 2020, Kurt has 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, is an award winning bartender and drinks consultant and a passionate educator in all thing spirited. He specialises in developing bartender training programs for some of the world’s leading liqour brands, among them Pernod Ricard, for who he has spent the last five years training bartenders in a Bartender Upliftment Program, called BAR STARS.

Kurt Schlechter Brief Bio

• Founder and director of Education for Bars Stars Academy launched in more than 15 countries
• Judge 50 Best Bars 2013 – 2020
• Judge Tales of the Cocktail 2014 – 2020
• Author of South African Cocktail and Shooter Guide
• Whiskey Masters Chivas Brothers 2003 – 2016
• Van Ryn Brandy Masters Program – 2015
• Bronze Medal at (IBA) International Bartenders Championship October 2014
• FHM SA Brandy cocktail winner 2012
• Second place Angostura Global Championships 2011
• Tahona Olmeca International Margarita winner Mexico 2010
• Two-time South African Cocktail Champion 2009 and 2014

Contact detail:

Instagram: @kurtschlechter
FB: Kurtschlechter
email: kurtcocktail@icloud.com
Mobile: +27729171183

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