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Denzel Heath

“In drinking, our aim must be enjoyment, not inebriation. Thus the culture of mixed drinks will lead us with greater sureness to true temperance than all blue laws ever will be able to do.”

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Denzel Heath

About Denzel

Self-appointed #travellingbartender, awarded bartender Denzel Heath is a firm believer in the craft and graft of Hospitality. Hailing from South Africa, he has spent his most recent years travelling the continent of Africa to share his love and passion for bartending as a career with likeminded individuals of the trade. Currently he resides in Dubai where he is the Head of MMI Bar Academy responsible for Spirit Education and Bar Consulting and is also the Ambassador for Bartender Brands that fall under the Maritime and Mercantile International Portfolio.

He has 16 years local and international bar experience predominantly gained in New York, Florida and South Africa and has in previous years, managed Africa’s largest training program, the Master Bar Academy, through his role as Head of Thirst Bar Academy. Having been involved in every level of successful bar operation, including ownership, he has also provided training in several African and the Middle Eastern countries such as Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Egypt, Angola, Oman, Qatar, Maldives and Mauritius. Satisfied clients include FIFA, Four Seasons, Sun International, Tsogosun, Starwood Hotels, Grand Hyatt Hotels, Protea Hotels and the International Hotel School.

He is a global top 8 finalist of Bacardi Legacy where he represented South Africa in Sydney in 2015, the Bols Around The World 2013 and 2014 South African Champion. In his most recent successes represented South Africa in international cocktail competitions such as the G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program in Cognac, France, Olmeca Tohana Society International Tequila Cocktail Competition in Mexico, Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, Trinidad and Tobego and the Pink Pigeon Cocktail Competition Global Finals held in Mauritius. He has also repeatedly advanced as a top finalist in the South African National Bartending Championships.

Off of the back of his success in the cocktail competition arena, he has been an appointed judge regional finals for global brand lead cocktail competitions in South Africa, Dubai, Lebanon and Cyprus and as a guest bartender, he has enjoyed the privilege of working behind the stick of some of the best bars in the world in London, Dubai, Greece and Amsterdam.

In 2014 he was selected to complete the Cocktail Apprentice Program at the acclaimed Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and he is making his return in 2016. He has completed his Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Spirit Educator Programme, as well as the acclaimed Beverage Alcohol Resource BAR 5Day Course – the most prestigious Spirit and Mixology Program on the globe. He is currently completing his USBG qualification to become a certified Spirit Professional.

He finds himself a part of the esteemed judging panel for World’s 50 Best Bars and holds holds a seat on the Tales of the Cocktail Seminar Selection Panel. All said and done, behind the brass is his happy place, serving the thirsty and cocktail-enthused.

 

career highlights

Off of the back of his success in the cocktail competition arena, he has been an appointed judge regional finals for global brand lead cocktail competitions in South Africa, Dubai, Lebanon and Cyprus and as a guest bartender, he has enjoyed the privilege of working behind the stick of some of the best bars in the world in London, Dubai, Greece and Amsterdam.

In 2014 he was selected to complete the Cocktail Apprentice Program at the acclaimed Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and he is making his return in 2016. He has completed his Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Spirit Educator Programme, as well as the acclaimed Beverage Alcohol Resource BAR 5Day Course – the most prestigious Spirit and Mixology Program on the globe. He is currently completing his USBG qualification to become a certified Spirit Professional.

He finds himself a part of the esteemed judging panel for World’s 50 Best Bars and holds holds a seat on the Tales of the Cocktail Seminar Selection Panel. All said and done, behind the brass is his happy place, serving the thirsty and cocktail-enthused.

my favorite quote

“In drinking, our aim must be enjoyment, not inebriation. Thus the culture of mixed drinks will lead us with greater sureness to true temperance than all blue laws ever will be able to do.”

signature cocktail

Aged Old Fashioned

  • 60 ml Bols Barrel Aged Genever
  • 2 ml Cane sugar
  • 3 ml Angostura bitters


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