Speed Rack Heading to Las Vegas March 6

Speed Rack Los Angeles 2015

Speed Rack Los Angeles 2015


Speed Rack, the bartending competition that raises funds for breast cancer research, education and prevention, heads to Las Vegas on March 6. Since there isn’t a competition in Los Angeles this year, some of our local ladies will be joining the fun in Sin City along with competitors from San Diego and even Salt Lake City. The talent from all the cities including the host city indicates it’s going to be an amazing and fierce battle.

The four bartenders from Los Angeles are:

Aly Iwamoto – The Varnish, Los Angeles

Karen Grill – Sassafras Saloon, Los Angeles

Julie Bersani – Big Bar, Los Angeles

Chelsea Daniel – Sassafras Saloon, Los Angeles

Bethany Ham – The Corner Door, The Mermaid, Los Angeles

To date, Speed Rack has raised over $350,000 for breast cancer research. This is the fifth year and I have gone to at least one Speed Rack event every year even going to the finals in New York a couple of years ago. Regional winners will have the chance to compete for the title of Miss Speed Rack 2016.

special Speed Rack rose liqueur from Giffard

special Speed Rack rose liqueur from Giffard


And the rest of the competitors:


Nikki Afable – Venetian Pool Bar, Las Vegas

Lisa Brier – Skyfall Lounge, Delmonico, Las Vegas

Ren Brown – Sycamore Den, San Diego

Shauna Cordova – Hogs & Heifers, Las Vegas

Katelyn Cruz – Oak & Ivy, Las Vegas

Sarah Delgado-Rith – Oak & Ivy, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Sarah Ellis – Sycamore Den, San Diego

Sarah Gage – Micki Finnz, Las Vegas

Lillian Hargrove – Michael Mina’s Bardot Brasserie, Las Vegas

Nicole Houle – Heritage Steakhouse, Las Vegas

Jessica Mae Sandberg – Under Current Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah

Brege R. Shinn – Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, Las Vegas

April Simms – Buddy V’s Ristorante, Angelo Sosa’s Poppy Den, and Culinary Dropout Genuine Food & Drink, Las Vegas

Diana Small – Lavo, Las Vegas

Adele Stratton – Noble Experiment, San Diego

Jessica Westergom – The Sand Dollar, Las Vegas

Emily Yett – Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas


Tickets are $20 online which are on sale now or $25 at the door. Tickets includes food and drink and of course, fantastic entertainment. My favorite emcee Chris Patino (Pernod Ricard) and his wild suit jacket take the stage again. The judging panel includes Miss Speed Rack 2011 Yael Vengroff, the Godfather of the Las Vegas bar scene; Tony Abou-Ganim, two-time Speed Rack Southern California winner Mia Mastroanni and Vegas Seven senior editor Xania Woodman.

Speed Rack

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Las Vegas Speed Rack Facebook Event Page


Speed Rack related posts:

2015 promo– LA

2014 recap – San Diego

2013 promo– San Francisco & San Diego

2012 recap – Las Vegas

2012 promo – Las Vegas

2012 Speed Rack Finals – NYC

Speed Rack LA recap 2011

2011 PDX Recap / LA promo



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