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Bartender Contest ABF 2020: meet the winners

The SCOTT ” Promotion Michel LAMBERT ” 62nd edition, the National Cocktail Contest and the National Flairtending Contest took place on September 28th within the framework of the Bartender Contest ABF.

The Bartender Contest ABF 2020 brought together three events in one: the SCOTT Cup, the National Cocktail Contest and the National Flairtending Contest. Organized in the École hôtelière Sainte Thérèse (EHST), APPRENTIS D’AUTEUIL.

The competition started with the written (digital) test for the candidates of La SCOTT. The second part of the SCOTT started with the practical test by making a classic cocktail from the list “Les Intemporels”. This was followed by the “by the minute” creation of a creative cocktail. A moment of great pressure where the members of the jury are attentive to the actions of each candidate.

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The SCOTT then continued with the oral questionnaire with the conditioning of the candidates in front of an exceptional jury: Matthias Giroud, Member of the ABF Board of Directors and former ABF President Guy Musart; Stéphane Ginouves MOF Barman of the Hotel Fouquet’s in Paris; Kevin WAFFLART President of the UBB (Union des Barmen Belges) were present.

The Best Bartender of France 2020 is Angelo Rossi from Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. He wins the 62nd edition, promotion “Michel Lambert” of the SCOTT created in 1952 by Charles Rowan Scott- He receives the 1st prize: title of Best Bartender of France, GOLD medal and 2 000 euros of reward.

Johanny Falvo of the Bar le Ti Liki Pi in Annecy was second with a SILVER medal and Jonathan Michelli of the Ferme Saint Siméon in Honfleur was third with a BRONZE medal.


Then, the National Cocktail Competition continued during the same event. The latter was won by Lucie Raymond from the Sports Bar-Disney Village at Disneyland Paris. She received the 1st prize: title of French Cocktail Champion, GOLD medal and 1,000 euros in prize money.

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The National Flairtending Competition,

It is won by Jeoffrey Verquin Cocktail Show, 5th time French Champion. Verquin receives the 1st prize: title of French Flairtending Champion, GOLD medal and 1 000 euros of reward. He is followed in second position by Matthieu Lagarde with SILVER medal. Then, Maxime Diole third position with BRONZE medal.


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