Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong Cocktail Challenge

Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong 2020 Cocktail Challenge

Co-organised by The Hong Kong Bartender’s Association, the competition seeks out bartenders and mixologists who are at the forefront of their artistry. This is a highly regarded industry event that elevates the craft of cocktail making, creates opportunities for growth and reinforces communication in the regional bartending community.

Apart from the well-known Professional Mixologists category which is highly participated by professional bartenders from hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs, etc., as the leading B2B Food & Hospitality exhibition, we would like to contribute to the community by creating a platform to uncover young talents and promote the cocktail art to the younger generations.

A Young Talents / Apprentices category is therefore created to cultivate rising stars and raise the bar for bartending services in Hong Kong.  This is a sterling opportunity for young practitioners and apprentices to showcase their mixology skills in front of key industry players, learn new techniques and accumulate experience in performance and showmanship.

Day 1 (1 Sep 2020)

Hong Kong Young Talents Mixologist Challenge

*age below 24 or less than 2 years’ service in trade

Day 2 (2 Sep 2020)

Professional Mixologist Challenge

*all professional bartenders from hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs & casinos from Hong Kong and Macau


To learn more about the Restaurant & Bar Cocktail Challenge, please contact Neil Wong at [email protected] or Jim Orr at [email protected]


2019 Results

Champion: Yuya Sakamoto – Le Bec Fin French Restaurant
1st Runner Up: Alfred Leung – Kerry Hotel, Red Sugar Bar
2nd Runner Up: Ryan A Labro – Galaxy Macau , China Rouge
Best New Talent Award: Troy Chan – Royal Garden Hotel, J’s Bar
Elan Zhong – Guangzhou Four Seasons Hotel


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Glassware Sponsor