The Australian Monin Cup 2016 is now open for entries from bartenders across all states and territories.
Applicants must be aged 18 – 27 years old and create a signature serve using 10ml of any Monin product to enter.
This year’s judging criteria will focus on creativity, originality, innovation, appearance and flavour. Entrants will be judged on their paper submission as well as at state semi-finals, before five national finalists are chosen to compete in Sydney for the Australian title in July 2016.
The national competition previously ran in 2014 with winner James Irvine of the Swillhouse Group going on to represent Australia at the Asian Finals of the Monin Cup in Kuala Lumpur. This year’s winner will also have the opportunity to represent Australia at the Asian Finals, where they will compete for a place at 2016 Global Finals in Paris.
“The Monin Cup was created as a platform for young, up and coming bartenders to compete in an encouraging, creative and less intimidating environment. It helps provide an even playing field for those bartenders who want to break into competition bartending, without the need to go up against industry legends immediately,” said Tomas Vikario, Stuart Alexander’s beverage innovation manager.
Entries close on 27 May, 2016. Entry forms can be accessed via Monin’s Australian Facebook page.