I was born in 1988 in Feldkirch (Austria) and I'm passionate about the world of cocktails and beverage industry since my young age.
After finishing the Tourism School in Bludenz (Austria), I started to earn my first experience in different hotels in Austria, then I started to work in 5* hotel
bars in Switzerland. Knowing that cocktail culture is more developed in United Kingdom, I decided to go to London and work in 5* hotel bars, gaining knowledge and experience from top bartenders
around the world.
In 2013 I decided to come back to Switzerland and worked as Chef de Bar in the Schweizerhof Hotel in Bern.
I started to take part in various cocktails and bartenders competition, winning many of them and achieving the first place. In 2011 Swiss Bacardi Legacy, in 2013 and 2014 the Swiss Cocktail Championship and in 2015 I won the World Cocktail Championship "Before-Dinner". Other competitions I successfully participated in: Diageo World Class GSA2012, Finlandia Switzerland 2012, Bols Around the World Switzerland 2012, Barkeeper of the Year 2013.
Now I'm working as Brand Ambassador for the Reserve portfolio of DIAGEO and leading the WORLD CLASS competition.
Visit my Instagram profile: @andy_walch_ba