Inspired by our own Canterbury Branch President, Sam Crofsky of C1 Espresso fame in Christchurch, the Restaurant Association is proud to present the 2016 Barista Smackdown.
This high adrenaline visual extravaganza with wild cards and challenges will see top baristas compete head-to-head in knockout heats to create the perfect coffee. Along with the accolade of Smackdown Champion, the winning barista will also receive $1000 cash and their registered cafe will receive a fabulous prize as well.
Presented by the Restaurant Association and sponsored by Meadow Fresh, Mojo and Vitasoy, the event will be held at Fine Food NZ, ASB Showgrounds (Hall 4) from the 26-28 June 2016
20 March - Barista Smackdown Registrations Open
15th June - Barista Smackdown Registration closes and Registration Packs will be sent out to all competitors
26-28 June - Barista Smackdown Event, ASB Showgrounds
Thanks to our Sponsors
Please note that if you are the winner of your heat, you will be required to complete in the final on Tuesday, 28 June 2016