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Check out our competitions this year - do you have what it takes?

Hip Sip

Battle of the Modern Bartender Competition comes to life at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Our creative bartender contestants battle it out to see who has the best rye whiskey cocktail.

Bartenders compete live at Center Stage for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime. This year's competition is sponsored by Savage & Cooke Distillery with the bartenders using Lip Service Rye Whiskey.

Chosen finalists will battle in this fun and exciting competition on Center Stage for the chance to win bragging rights, a commemorative glass plaque, and a FREE trip to the Savage & Cooke Distillery. This trip will include airfare, 2-night accommodation in Napa, a tour of the distillery, and a meet & greet with the master distiller.

Sponsored by: 
Savage & Cooke

Rapid Fire

This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is HOT SANDWICH & A SIDE. Chefs are invited to prepare their favorite dishes 'between the bread' plus a side dish.  The demonstration should focus on taste, presentation, cooking within a time limit and creativity.  

Chefs are encouraged to bring their creativity and ingredients and be ready for their shining moment. The winner will be crowned the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show's Rapid Fire Champion, receive $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure.

Interested in Competing in Hip Sip?!

Interested in Competing in Rapid Fire?!



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