Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Barista Smackdown

The Restaurant Association's Barista Smackdown 2016 was a success, stay tuned to find out about the Barista Smackdown 2017!

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Inspired by our own Canterbury Branch President, Sam Crofsky of C1 Espresso fame in Christchurch, the Restaurant Association is proud bring to you the Barista Smackdown.

This high adrenaline visual extravaganza with wild cards and challenges sees top baristas compete head-to-head in knockout heats to create the perfect coffee. Along with the accolade of Smackdown Champion, the winning barista also received $1000 cash and their registered cafe received a fabulous prize as well. Spot prizes were also won throughout the event.

Presented by the Restaurant Association and sponsored by Meadow Fresh, Mojo and Vitasoy, the event was held at Fine Food NZ, ASB Showgrounds (Hall 4) from the 26-28 June 2016.

Stay tuned to hear when the 2017 Barista Smackdown will be held!

Key Dates were:

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

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