Cheer on your favorite female bartender at Speed Rack San Francisco!
Spectator sport meets the best in bartending when local mixtresses from the San Francisco Bay Area (and outskirts) compete in heats to make rounds of cocktails, culled from a list of 50 accepted industry-standard classic recipes, in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of excited viewers. Judges rate each drink based on prep time and accuracy. The judging panel includes such cocktail world luminaries as: Debbie Zachareas (Owner/Partner, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant); Jacob Briars (Global Director Trade Education and Advocacy, Bacardi); Charlotte Voisey (Portfolio Ambassador, William Grant & Sons).
The first nationwide competition designed to highlight up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry, and give back to those impacted by breast cancer, Speed Rack taps top female bartenders in leading cocktail markets and puts them head to head in timed challenges - all for the purpose of raising funds for breast cancer charities and other charities supporting breast cancer research. To date, Speed Rack has raised more than $85,000.
Alicia Walton Elixir, Bloodhound, Momo's (San Francisco)
Allison Kate Webber Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen (San Francisco)
Ashley Curren Rickhouse (San Francisco)
Claire Sprouse Tradition (San Francisco)
Danielle Marchant Monarch (San Francisco)
Jen Ackrill Rye (San Francisco)
Jennifer Colliau Slanted Door (Berkeley, CA)
Julie Thompson Rye (San Francisco)
Kate Bolton Maven (San Francisco)
Keli Rivers Hotsy Totsy Club (San Francisco)
Kim Gooden Tradition (San Francisco)
Kim Rosselle Flora/ Fauna (Oakland, CA)
Lauren Steele Hook & Ladder, Lowbrau (Sacramento)
Leilani Vella Nopa, Lolinda, Absinthe (San Francisco)
Lucia Gonzales Prizefighter (Oakland, CA)
Megan Silsbee Nopa (San Francisco)
Michaela Leah King Cantina (San Francisco)
Rhachel Shaw Tradition, Local Edition (San Francisco)
Victoria George Rickhouse, AQ Restaurant & Bar (San Francisco)
Vita Simone Strauss Dogwood, The New Easy (Oakland, CA)