July 23, 2020 – 3:00pm
The USBG National Charity Foundation announces today that acclaimed bartender Tony Abou-Ganim, of Libertine Social in Las Vegas, will guest host the Foundation’s weekly Instagram Live briefing on Thursday, July 23 at noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern. The briefing will be held @USBGNCF.
In the briefing, Abou-Ganim will share his experience reopening a bar during the coronavirus pandemic, lessons learned, and recommendations for best practices based on those lessons.
Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013) and The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.
He is also an active member of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and founded the Helen David Relief Fund for bartenders affected by breast cancer. The fund, named for Abou-Ganim’s cousin, herself a bar owner, assists those in the bar industry who are fighting breast cancer, and other forms of cancer, with the same dignity and courage that David exemplified throughout her battle and life as a pioneer business owner in the bar industry.
More information on the USBG National Charity Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Campaign can be found here.
Tune into the USBG National Charity Foundation’s weekly Instagram Live briefing @usbgncf on Thursday, July 23 at noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern.
About the USBG National Charity Foundation
The USBG National Charity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, advances the lifelong stability and well-being of service industry professionals through education and charitable activities. The USBG Foundation accomplishes this mission through programming that focuses on social responsibility, community service, and philanthropy. The USBG Foundation was formed in 2012 to expand the charitable impact of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) community.
About the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is to assist those in the bar industry who are in need of assistance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship. Fire, weather, medical, national crisis, or a family emergency, the BEAP is here to assist bartenders in their time of need. Our goal is to assist as many qualified industry members as possible each and every year. We are striving to ensure that the BEAP is sustained as a safety net for those in the industry who need it most. Our hope is that you will support us to "help us serve those who serve us.”