Victories make for great stories, but failures teach you a very important lesson in life. Devi Singh, the bartender from Firefly, Goa has learnt many such lessons through the two years he competed in World Class. Both the times he made it to the Top 6 but was just a few steps short from being the Indian finalist.
This year he returns to World Class 2019, Diageo Reserve’s 11th annual bartending competition with a new and improved game plan and an unquenchable desire to win.
We got talking with this chatty bartender who takes us through his bartending journey. From mixing drinks in a shack in Goa to conjuring creative cocktails on an international competition, he’s come a long way charming his guests, one cocktail at a time.
Here’s what this World Class Top 10 contender had to say about his bartending life.
When did you first realise you wanted to be a bartender?
Bartending happened to me by chance. Four years ago, I used to work as a waiter at a beach shack in Goa. That’s when I made a drink for some guests and they loved it. They praised me and everyone appreciated that cocktail. In that very moment, I realised this is what makes me happy and this was my calling.
Now, here I am, loving what I do best— Bartending.