The winner of the World Class Australia competition for 2012 was announced last night at a soirée held at the Roosevelt Cocktail Bar and Restaurant.
Before announcing the winner, Sven Almenning, Owner Behind Bars/Speakeasy Group, spoke for his passion for the competition and described it as the vehicle to lift bartenders into the serious realms that chefs enjoy today.
Congratulations to Tim Philips from Hemmesphere in NSW on winning World Class Australia 2012. He will be going to Rio to compete in the World Class global finals in July.
L-R: Angus Burton, Tim Philips, Philip Gandevia
Congratulations also go to Angus Burton and Philip Gandevia, second and third runners up respectively.
For a photo gallery of the event, visit Gourmantic on Facebook.
Update – Dec 2012: Tim D Philips has since opened his new bar, Bulletin Place in Sydney.