Dries Vanleberghe

Where do you come from Dries?

I currently reside in Zomergem, Belgium.

Where do you work?

I’m the owner of Barr.

Could you tell us a bit more about your career in the hospitality industry?

Hospitality Highlights : Selection for the best cocktail bar Venuez 2016 (Barr) owner of the bar. Freelance Bartender Venuez 2016 for Libbey Glassology finalist 2016 Freelance bartender Horecaexpo 2016 Belgium ( Ghent ) for Fever Tree Freelance bartender Venuez 2017 for Buss gin ( Coca cola group) Freelance bartender Horecaexpo 2017 Belgium (Ghent) for Fever Tree Around 2016 – 2017 Freelance Hospitality consultant for Fever Tree, training new barstaff. So you see that i’am a wel known bartender and have a lot of experience in my own bar called Barr and on hospitality events. 

Why do you think you have what it takes to become the new Glassologist?

Why I do deserve to win this contest? Because I am simply the best, having all necessary talents to develop my design to a revealing top product of Libbey. As I am both a professional bartender as a recognized designer, I am perfectly aware how Industry and clients can meet eachother in a most wanted piece of design, armouring a precious drink. The art of producing delicious drinks facionates me: During a two years college about destillatilon techniques, my absolute dream is to pour my own favorite taste in Your perfect glass! Undoubtedly, I am Your perfect match!