Oisin’s Catex success

Oisin Kelly of the Sidecar in the Dublin’s Westbury Hotel mixed it up in the finals of the Bartenders Association of Ireland’s National Cocktail Championships at this year’s Catex to be crowned the Irish National Cocktail Champion.

Oisin wowed the judges with a unique and innovative cocktail entitled ‘Solstice’ and will now go on to represent Ireland at the 2019 World Cocktail Championship in Chengdu, China, between 4th – 8th November.

A record number of visitors from the foodservice, hospitality, catering and on-trade sectors attended this year’s Catex at the RDS as thousands flocked through the doors to do business with over 250 exhibitors who reported significant sales and leads.

Initial exhibitor feedback at the biennial event has been very strong, with many indicating that the show’s mix of products, seminars and competitions was a winning combination, stated the event’s organisers EventHaus.

Across the three-days event, rising stars in the industry were identified, new champions in their field were born and renowned industry experts were recognised for their contribution to this diverse sector.

Next year Food & Bev Live returns, taking place on the 4th and 5th February 2020.



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