Here’s all the 2020 The Perfect Blend regional finalists

The wait is over, The Perfect Blend is thrilled to announce the Regional finalists for 2020!

During September, the submission period for this years competition invited bartenders across Australia and New Zealand to enter  The Perfect Blend by creating a new, imaginative and great tasting cocktail that represents the brief .. A TOAST TO….

Over the last few weeks, the panel of judges have been working overtime to narrow down just close to 400 entries! After a grueling blind judging process, the following exceptional finalists have been selected from each state.

In no particular order… we reveal this years finalists!

SA/NT
APPRENTICE CATEGORY

Hamish Trenowden
Hollee Mckinnon
Alayna Caruso
Jed Waters
Cherry Close
Monique Nelson

SA/ NT
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
Nick Favaro
Kayla Grigoriou
Adam Hingston
Mike Han
Michael Keogh
Jin Maekawa
Alex Johnston
Laura Aikin
Al Simmons 
Joey Folkersma

NZ
APPRENTICE CATEGORY

Jess Powlesland
Katie Jenkins
Mackenzie Edwards

NZ
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Federico Casadei
Mikenzi Kemp
Corbin Parker
Max Roberts-Bristow
ALex Vowles
James Campbell
Oliver Harcus
Daniel Sullivan
Andrea Marseglia 
Akira Ohki

NSW/ACT 
APPRENTICE CATEGORY

Georgia  Collins
Ashley Miller
Orion Leppan Taylor
Ngametua Fatongiatau
Calleum Pecqueux
David Bloom
Jai  Lyons
Storm Evans


NSW/ACT 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Jared Huk
Claudia Morgan
Jacob Wicks
Liam Gavin
Conor Obrien
Conor Teevan
Brittany  Rowe
Kelham  Waterfield
Cameron  Abercrombie 
Holly Ingram


WA
APPRENTICE CATEGORY

Charlotte Macmaster
Olga Fischer
Jordan Harrison
Nicholas Francis
Paula Galvez
Savanna McDonald
Daniel McIntosh
Nathan Arias 


WA
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Tom Kearney
Tim Colston
Joshua Wedd
Max Giudice
Pippa Canavan Dowden
Murray Walsh
Mark White
Joni Baker
Shirley Yeung
Aaron Foo
Mark White


VIC/TAS
APPRENTICE CATEGORY

Hieu Thai
Surekha Krishnan
Francesca CamillI
Jordan Taskovski
Connor Rollason Smith
Madeline Irwin
Alastair Broadhurst
Isabella Byrne


VIC/TAS
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Luke Kelly 
Tony Huang
Shenai Jones
Tyler Dent
Alex Brown
James Campbell-Graham
Alexander Chaplin
Dylan Spowart
Campbell Nicol
Ashely Turner
Tahlia Cantwell

   

QLD
APPRENTICE CATEGORY  

Joshua Wu
Daniella Darakis
Charlie Hunter
Blade Hauser
Andie Bulley
Joe Steadman
Aidan Perkins
Alexandra Hooker

QLD
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY 

Joshua Pretorius 
Zoltan Ognyenovits
Joseph Chisholm
Matt Baker
Savannah Piper
Nicholas Harris
Tristan Robins
Adam Meredith
Jenny Wong
Leroy Martin-McEwen
Samuel Russ

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