Sunday, August 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Center Stage
Calling All Bartenders!
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is on the hunt to find the best bartender in the region through the inaugural Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender competition. Bartenders will be judged on creativity, use of product, taste, presentation and flair. The finalists chosen to compete will battle in their respective spirit category and then the three winners of those rounds will advance into a sudden death round for the opportunity to be crowned the overall winner! This is your opportunity to shake it up and get those creative skills noticed for a chance to win $1,000!
MEET OUR EMCEES:
Martin Cole, "The British Bartender"
Co-Creator, Instructor, The Mixology Master Method
Jeremy Lake, "Award-Winning Mixologist"
Instructor, The Mixology Master Method
Hip Sip Judges:
Whiskey Expert; Founder, BourbonBlog.com;
Co-Founder, Whiskey Marketing School and Sommelier Program
Philip M. Dobard
Vice President/Director, The Museum of the American Cocktail; President, National Food & Beverage Foundation
Anne Marie Panoringan
Freelance Food & Travel Writer
Private Chef & Caterer; Food Network Star Finalist; Founder & Creator, TLC Experience; National Culinary Ambassador for Big Green Egg, Nissan Trucks USA, and Camacho Cigars