Vittoria Coffee Battle of the Baristas

The culinary, cocktail and barista skills of the Hilton staff from all over the Asia Pacific were on show at The Australasia Food & Beverage Masters which was held at The Hilton Hotel Sydney on Thursday 21st January 2016.

Vittoria Coffee - a proud partner of the F&B Masters, held a Barista Competition that allowed Hilton team members to showcase their talents. Vittoria Coffee also set up the Vittoria Coffee espresso bar, a refreshing Santa Vittoria water and soda stand and Le Maison Du The high tea display, which included a beautiful floral arrangement by Holly Hipwell.

Guests were able to sample some of the best culinary treats and beverages on offer while watching contestants compete for the title.

As the aroma of freshly brewed coffee creations filled the Hilton’s Ballroom, nerves were at an all time high as The Vittoria Coffee Barista Competition started to heat up. Judges Lizzie Renkert and Georgia Waters had the pleasure of tasting unique coffee recipes, created by Hilton baristas who were flown in for the event from all over the Asia Pacific region. They certainly had a tough job ahead of them!

Ten contestants were required to create three beverages, Cafe Latte, Espresso and their signature drink to be judged by some of the best in the industry. Vicky Kruaphanthip from Hilton Melbourne, was announced as the winner at the gala dinner held later that evening.

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