Philip Antoine known in the bartending fraternity as “Casanova,” is a flamboyant Bartender/ mixologist hailing from the Caribbean island of Barbados. Philip, who was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, relocated to Barbados at the age of 9 and is now as viewed as one of the top Bartenders/ mixologists on the island and in the Caribbean.
Interestingly, bartending was not his first choice for a career.He is actually certified in Interior Design and decorating, his introduction to the world of bartending came in 2006, while after frequenting what was then the island’s number one nightclub was given a job as a bartender in theclub,this opened his eyes to bartending. After the closure of the club he moved on to the world famous “T.G.I. FRIDAYS” restaurant. Having enjoyed two years of fun and cocktails at “FRIDAYS”, he ventured off to spread his wings as a mixologist.
Captivated by the world of cocktails and mixology, Phillip has competed in several bartending competitions hosted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, he has appeared in several magazines and newspapers around the Caribbean as well as being featured in several commercials and Tvshows. He is the reigningBarbados bartender of the year 2015,A member of The Award WinningBarbados Culinary Team, Gold Medal Award winning Taste of the Caribbean bartender of the year, he also holds the title as the 2013/2014 champion of The Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, where his cocktail willbe the signature cocktail for this year’s upcoming festival. His latest and major accomplishmentis his capture of the Barbados leg of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challengecrown. This title has made him the 2016Angostura Ambassador for Barbados.
When not busy behind a bar he promotes and teaches fellow bartenders and aspiringyoungsters about the joys and trials of the amazing art of bartending and mixology. Confident and Unique he stands out with his personality and “flair” and is always happy to share a smile or say hello.
Ambitious, confident and hard working with a unique style, flair and a keen drive to become one of the best in the world Philip “Casanova” Antoine is definitely one who will take Barbados and The Caribbean on the international stage, show casing the vast talents and creativity the Caribbean has to offer.