Chicago Gourmet - bio: Charles Joly
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Charles Joly

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Chicago native Charles Joly is an award-winning, lifelong food and beverage professional. His career has been quickly rising in the national and international mixology scene over the last few years with a long list of competition wins and industry awards. 
As an active USBG member, Joly has competed in some of the most prestigious cocktail competitions both nationally and globally, earning multiple wins including the 2011 Auchentoshan Switch, Vinos de Jerez and NBC’s “On the Rocks.” In 2011, Joly was named Chicago’s “Beverage Professional of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune and earned a James Beard nomination in the field. While continuing his education, Joly has completed the most advanced courses available through both the USBG and the BAR program in New York.


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