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Join us Sunday, March 5 @ 3:00 PM on Center Stage

Hip Sip

Battle of the Modern Bartender Competition comes to life at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. 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

Join us Monday, March 6 @ 3:00 PM on Center Stage

Rapid Fire

This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is Meatless Monday Single Skillet. Chefs are invited to bring their favorite dishes minus the meat that are made in one pan to showcase the benefits including controlling the cooking process, the speed in cooking, and the savings on the current labor shortage.

Chefs are encouraged to bring plant-based items or veggies, get creative and be ready for their shining moment. The winner will be crowned the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York Rapid Fire Champion, receive $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure.

Competition Sponsored by: 
Total Food

Interested in Competing in Hip Sip?!

Interested in Competing in Rapid Fire?!

Meet the Judges for Rapid Fire 2023!

Maria Loi

Chef Maria Loi,

Loi Estiatorio

Chef Renee Blackman
Chef Renee Blackman
Netflix' Pressure Cooker

Stratis M

Stratis Morfogen
Brooklyn Chop House

Laura Gram
Laura Gramm,

Social Influencer

Dawn Kelly

Dawn Kelly
The Nourish Spot




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