I have recently become interested in my own bartending heritage and so the idea to create a 'family tree'-like chart was born. The concept is simple: submit the details of two mentors who have influenced your style of tending bar before January 1, 2018 (updated deadline) using the form below. The data will be refined to the individuals who have had the greatest impact (the most number of entries), and a tree will then be created to illustrate the industry's recent heritage. The tree will continue to grow and change in each annual edition, incorporating that year's submissions making this an ongoing tribute of admiration and appreciation.
Here are the rules:
1. You cannot submit more than two mentors2. You must have worked directly with your mentor(s) for a reasonable amount of time3. You must enter your submissions before January 1, 2018 (updated deadline)
The intent is to create individual country trees, as well as a global 'mother tree'; thus as many submissions as possible from across the globe are strongly encouraged and essential. Your submission is greatly appreciated, as well as your support, by sharing the project with your peers on social media.
The BARTENDING TREE OF KNOWLEDGE project is 100% volunteer and nonprofit. If you can offer additional help or project guidance in anyway, please do not hesitate to connect with me. I would love to hear from industry media, graphic artists, illustrators, web designers, translators, trade organisations and award shows willing to donate their talents and networks.
Special thanks to Micheline Christie Lacroix, volunteer Copy Editor