Submission Deadline

22 Feb, 2024

Judging
Date

20-21 March 2024

Winners Announcement

10 April 2024

Judges

Meet our 2024 Judges

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Gold

90-100

points

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Silver

76-89

points

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Bronze

65-75

points

Michele Lombardi

Head of Mixology for Four Seasons at Park Lane

Michele began his career making cocktails in the nightlife industry in his hometown. After some bartending courses, his passion for the job definitely took over. After some experience around the region Puglia, Italy, he moved to Rome but the dream was London which is “the Mecca” for every bartender who loves this job. Thanks to one of his old friend and colleague Nicola Paterno (Head Bartender in one of the coolest bars in Singapore), he had the opportunity to start as bar supervisor for Dirty Martini. After that, he joined Aqua Shard and City Social, which really took his skill to the next level. Now, Michele creates amazing cocktail concoctions for the Ritz Hotel.

‘I always take inspiration from classic cocktails, they’re my bible and I’m really a classic cocktail lover. I start from there and I like to play around with merging our contemporary techniques to create something new and unique’

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