Monin Cup 2016 entries open

Monin is searching for a talented young bartender to represent their country overseas as the Australian iteration of Monin Cup 2016 opens for entries.

Open to bartenders from across all states and territories, aged 18 – 27 years old, all the competition requires is that you create a signature serve using 10ml of any Monin product.

The judging criteria is focused on creativity, originality/innovation, appearance and flavour, and the competition will see entrants judged on their paper submission, then at state semi-finals. The five national finalists will then be flown to Sydney to compete for the Australian title of the Monin Cup in July 2016.

The national competition previously ran in 2014 with winner James Irvine of the Swillhouse Group (pictured) going on to represent Australia at the Asian Finals of the Monin Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

The 2016 Australian champ will also get the chance to compete at the Asian Finals, where – if successful – they will win the chance to compete in Paris against a pool of top international bartending talent at the 2016 Global Finals.

“The Monin Cup was created as a platform for young, up and coming bartenders to compete in an encouraging, creative and less intimidating environment,” says Tomas Vikario, Stuart Alexander’s Beverage Innovation Manager. “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.

“We are looking forward to unearthing some serious talent throughout the country via the Monin Cup this year and taking someone truly inspirational to Kuala Lumpur to represent us on the Asian stage.”

Entries are now open and close on May 27th, 2016. The entry form can be found via Monin’s Australian Facebook page.

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