Jennifer LE NECHET – World Best Bartender

Jennifer Le Nechet : the first female bartender crowned the world’s best bartender



  • World Best Bartender 2016
  • First Female Bartender Champion
  • Owner of a top bar in Paris

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France’s Jennifer Le Nechet has been crowned the world’s best bartender at the WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year Global Final 2016. She becomes the first female bartender to claim the title.

Following a four day battle in Miami, she triumphed over the world’s greatest talents in cocktail making The French bartender, usually found crafting drinks and charming customers behind the bar at Café Moderne in Paris wowed the judges by creating a spectacular range of vibrant drinksat her Steampunk themed pop up bar 2016 marks the eighth year of Diageo’s WORLD CLASS competition, and the biggest yet, with nearly 10,000 bartenders entering. 56 of them made it to Miami.

Fast forward to 2018, and Le Nechet has added bar and restaurant owner to her CV with the opening of Mino on rue Ménilmontant in the 20th arrondissement. The decor and menu take inspiration from the Mediterranean: the space itself is bright and airy, with a colour palette of muted blue, beige and greens inspired by sea and sand, while burrata, olives, kefta skewers and Greek yoghurt feature on the menu. Cocktails are also sold in pitchers, perfect for drinking with groups of friends. One of Le Nechet’s signature cocktails is the Bella Ciao, negroni prepared sous vide with confit tomatoes and basil.



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