DISCOVER THE WORLD CLASS 50

The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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INSPIRED BY: BARCHEF

We asked Canadian bartender Jenner Cormier about his inspiration for becoming a bartender: “While taking an introduction bartending course in Toronto 2 and a half years ago, I inquired about where I should go to have a nice cocktail in the city. I was recommended Barchef, on Queen St W. I met a bartender named Frankie Solarik. After watching him make my first cocktail, I was instantly hooked and I found myself needing to learn everything I possibly could about bartending and cocktail making.

Since that first encounter with Frankie, I have returned to visit him many times and we talk quite a bit about all aspects of working in the bar industry. Frankie taught me a lot about passion and creating an experience for your guest, he has been a very inspiring person in my life.

Since then, I have met a ton of other bartenders from all corners of the world that have continued to inspire me to learn more, and really push myself in what I do - there are too many to name. I would probably take them to Barchef if they hadn’t already been and make them try a cocktail off their molecular menu. It’s such an experience.”