Speed Rack Returns to Los Angeles January 25 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The female bartending competition, Speed Rack, returns to Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. The competition which starts at 3 p.m. is at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Your $20 ticket includes lots of punch samples and food. Bartenders are competing for the title of Miss Speed Rack LA. Winners from the local competition go on to the finals in NYC in June.
Proceeds from ticket sales go towards breast cancer research, education and prevention. Over a quarter million dollars have been raised so far since Speed Rack’s inception four years ago. It’s gone international with competitions in the UK, France and Canada.
Here are this year’s competitors.
Bettina Barnoczki – Blackbird Ordinary, Miami
Kiowa Bryan – Eveleigh
Hilary Chadwick – Petty Cash Taqueria
Meghan Eastman – Noble Experiment, San Diego
Gia St. George – Tacoteca
Karen Grill – Sassafras Saloon
Cari Hah – Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge
Kristina Howald – Bestia
Sarah Margaret King – Broadway by Amar Santana, Orange County
Anna “Banana” Knudson – Melrose Umbrella Co.
Jen Len – Cana Rum Bar
Brittney Musgrave– Raise The Bar, Orange County
Jennifer Oakley – Melrose Umbrella Co., and Black Market Liquor Bar
Brittini Rae Peterson – Melrose Umbrella Co.
Graciela Ramirez – Dominick’s
Sylvia Stevenson – HiFi kitchen, Tucson
Adele Stratton – Noble Experiment and Fairweather, San Diego
Courtney Rose White – Barrel & Ashes
Christine Wiseman – La Descarga
Priscilla Young – Workshop Kitchen, Palm Springs
I also expect entertainment from judges Alex Day (Honeycut, Normandie Club), Chef Marcel Vigneron (Beefsteak), Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons) and Dushan Zaric (The 86 Co.) with Chris Patino (Pernod-Ricard) and Adrian Biggs (Bacardi) as emcees.
Check out some videos from past seasons. Or my recaps on LA Cocktails and here on The Minty, particularly the first LA Speed Rack competition.
- Sunday, January 25
Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
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