Rolando Pettigrew Death – passed away: Rolando Pettigrew, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a popularly known bartender of Greensboro and a member of the Dram & Draught team who won third place at an Exotico tequila competition, passed away. According to an article posted by News & Record’s 1808 Greensboro in early September two bartenders that are making their mark in Greensboro just so happen to be two members of the Dram & Draught team: Ronaldo Pettigrew and Ryan Hill. Ryan Hill, Pettigrew’s co-worker The pair, who have over two decades of bartending experience between them, are working to restart a branch of the U.S. Bartenders Guild in the Triad
He is a native of Stuart, Virginia, he graduated from Guilford Technical Community College | GTCC where he studied Studied Culinary Arts he was a former bartender at Elixir Winston
Winston-Salem, North Carolina University, Camel City BBQ Factory, Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Crafted – The Art of the Taco Winston, bar piña, and recently a General Manager at Dram & Draught Greensboro, and Brand Ambassador at Coladka. Pettigrew won third place at an Exotico tequila competition, Ryan Hill, Pettigrew’s co-worker The pair, who have over two decades of bartending experience between them, were working to restart a branch of the U.S. Bartenders Guild in the Triad and also plan to bring cocktail competitions to the Gate City.
Andrew Woolgar posted on Facebook that “After a long day’s work I arrived home this evening to my wife and family. Checking on Instagram and Facebook I immediately saw several posts from friends and tried to make sense of them. My friend Ryan Hill confirmed that we had lost such a good man, someone I had not now known for long but who had become a trustworthy brother and friend. Rolando Pettigrew has passed. I only spoke with him a couple of days ago, I don’t know what to say, lost for words. This is a hard thing for me, it’s hard to find and know genuine people these days and he was definitely one of those. I know so many people will be hurting right now, me included, mate you touched the hearts of many and my thoughts are with your family, your son in particular in Atlanta. We will meet again someday, and until that day, rest easy with the best cocktails and wine, my wine of course! All the best buddy.”
Rolando Pettigrew’s obituary will be organized by the family.
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