Meet Orlando Marzo 2018 best Bartender
Australian Orlando Marzo has trounced over 10,000 contenders to be named world's best bartender at the 2018 World Class Competition held in Berlin.
The six-month competition was carried out in 5 continents and included hundreds of challenges and countless cocktails.
Mr Marzo who works at South Melbourne restaurant Lume, will travel the world for the next 1 year judging battles and mixing innovative drinks as a Diageo official.
The 10th anniversary of WORLD CLASS champion thanked his team for siding with him.
"...but to actually win? I’m still in shock. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my amazing team back home – they’ve cheered me on every step of the way!”
He also showered the competition with praises as a great golden chance to interact with world's best bartenders.
"Amazing. It's really really incredible. It's the greatest experience in the bar world, it is the biggest cocktail competition," he said to Reuters.