Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Mixologist Jamaal to the Team!

Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Mixologist Jamaal to the Team!

Welcome Jamaal Bowen

Has over 12 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, steadily working his way from assistant waiter to bartender and now is the Resident Mixologist at the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. For two years (2012 – 2014) he was also the Regional Brand Ambassador for Angostura Aromatic Bitters, in charge of training and development within the region for their rums and bitters portfolio. Through dedication, determination, long hours of hard work and training, Jamaal is now a certified Bar Chef. Here is a list of some of his accomplishments, accolades and certifications:

Food and Beverage Operations Certificate – Hotel Pommarine 2000 – 2002

Multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Award Winner at N.I.F.C.A 2005

Barbados Bartender Incentive Award Winner at N.I.F.C.A 2005

Former Barbados Bartender of the Year in 2006

Food and Beverage Service Management – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2007

Two Time Silver Medalist at Taste of the Caribbean in 2007 & 2011

Barbados Culinary Ambassador with tours to New York, Belgium, Brazil and other nations 2007 – Present

3 Time Barbados Angostura Mixmaster Champion – 2008, 2010, 2011 (no competition in 2009)

Charter Committee Member of the Caribbean Mixologist Guild – Barbados 2009

Inaugural Regional Angostura Mixmaster Champion – Jamaica 2011

Winner of Most Creative Non-Alcoholic Cocktail at Taste of the Caribbean 2011

Featured on local television show Eggonomics as The Mixologist in 2011

Featured on the NBC Today Show with Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis in November 2011

Featured Mixologist at the Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival 2011 – Present

3rd place finalist Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2012 in Trinidad and Tobago

Taste of the Caribbean Gold Medalist and Caribbean Bartender of the Year in 2012

Taste of the Caribbean Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012

Angostura Regional Brand Ambassador 2012 – 2014

Bartender & Mixology Coach of the Barbados Culinary Team which won Gold and Taste of the Caribbean Team of the Year 2013 – Present

International Bar Chef Accreditation/Certification – BartenderOne, Toronto, Canada 2014

Has facilitated successful training sessions and seminars throughout the Caribbean in various territories (Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda)

Bar and Beverage Consultant for various establishments around the island

Founder and Director of the TopShelf Bartending Academy (Opening in 2017)

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