IBA Cuba 2022

I joined the SBU (Swiss Bartender Union) in 2009. The SBU is a bartender association in Switzerland that organizes various cocktail competitions and is a network  plattform for Swiss bartenders. The SBU is also a member of the IBA (International Bartender Association). The IBA organizes the official Cocktail World Championship. 


I had the honor of representing Switzerland at the World Cup in 2014 (Capetown 4th place) and 2015 (Sophia 1st place). 

At the beginning of 2022 I was invited to support the IBA Board in creating a new set of rules due to my wide experiance in various competitions. While working on the rules, I was invited to be a judge during the World Championship in Cuba in November 2022. It was an honor to judge the international competition, which I took part in a few years back. After various challenges in the classic areas, the representantive of Sweden won the IBA World Champion 2022 title. 


It was a great experience to be part of the 2022 World Championship as a juror, but also to meet old friends and see the new generation of bartenders. I'm looking forward to judging the IBA World Championship this year in Rome, Italy.