The Adeje council, through the departments of economic development and tourism (under Manuel Luis Méndez and Ermitas Moreira García respectively) with the Federation of Spanish Barmen Associations and the Association of Barmen, Tenerife, is organising the XII Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition, which will also be a classification for the nationals, to be held in Extremadura in November.
The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition will take place in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) on Thursday April 27th from 4pm. This year there will be three categories – Barman (from 26 years of age) Junior barman (up to 25 years of age) and Hotel school.
“Hosting these events create enormous interest in Costa Adeje”, said the council representatives, who added that this kind of event “also adds to the value of our tourism and brings the name of the destination to national and international attention”.
“The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition has become the most prestigious event of its kind in the Canary Islands and is now recognised nationally” commented José Antonio Mesa, the president of the Association of Barmen Tenerife. He added that almost all of the relevant hotel training centres and schools take part in the event which also had commercial value for the sector.
Daniela Garbi (bartender), Adrián Hernández (young barman), Yana Fillipova (skill) and Pablo Jonay (Gin Tonic) were winners in 2016 and Garbi and Hernández represented the Canaries at national competition.
Entry to the event is free, and activities begin at 4pm with an ‘Open Stage’ with Vito Calculli and Petar Marinov. There will be a Master Class with Manolo Martín (World Champion, Poland 2011) before the Estrella Damm sponsored beer pulling competition and the V Schweppes and Rutte Gin Tonic competition. This will be followed by a Master Class from the Tenerife Barmen Association and the trophy ceremony.