Team USC

To facilitate Ultimate Spirits Challenge’s commitment to excellence, we hire the most experienced beverage professionals to organize the intense, weeks-long competition each March. These seasoned veterans, many of them acknowledged superstars in their own right, provide the USC judges with the meticulous support that helps make USC the world’s platinum standard of spirits competitions.

Brian Bevilacqua
Brian Bevilacqua
Bar Director

Brian Bevilacqua currently works at the recently opened Logan Hotel…

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Troy Clarke
Troy Clarke
Spirits and Mixology Educator
Troy Clarke is the Director of Mixology and Education…
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Leo DeGroff
Leo DeGroff
Bartender, Buyer, Consultant
Leo began his career behind bars long before he was old enough…
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Sean Kenyon
Sean Kenyon
Bartender, Educator, Buyer

Sean Kenyon was born to be behind a bar. He is a third…

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Anthony Mendez
Anthony Mendez
Bartender
Having worked 20 years in the restaurant industry…
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Tess Rose
Tess Rose
Educator, journalist

Tess has been a lover of food and drink ever since she was a child…

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Dave Roochvarg
Dave Roochvarg
Head Bartender, Bar Manager

Dave Roochvarg joined Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014…

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Berit Jane Soli-Holt
Berit Jane Soli-Holt
Bartender, Writer, Kitchen Manager
After developing a career in the culinary world as a cook, recipe…
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Mira Vojinovic
Mira Vojinovic
Consultant

At the age of thirteen, Mira discovered…

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