July 1, 2015
Article Originally Appeared Here: http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/tgi-fridays-bartender-championships-15842/
It seems that TGI Fridays is under the impression that Sutton Coldfield is in the South but don’t let that put you off supporting Sutton Coldfield bartender and mixologist Sunny Chana who is aiming to be crowned the best bartender in the ‘South of the UK’.
Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cocktails
Sunny is finalising his routine after months of practice as he prepares to line up alongside 21 of the best bartenders in the Southern TGI Fridays UK Bartender Championship Final in Reading on 13 July. He’ll be aiming for the top spot, although a top three finish will ensure his place in the UK Final, which this year takes place in Liverpool on 8 September.
If Sunny is crowned the winner in the UK Final, he’ll head to the US to take part in the TGI Fridays World Bartender Championship for the chance to be crowned the World’s Greatest Bartender and win a top prize of $10,000.
Sunny said: “I’m putting in hours of practice a day and can’t wait to show what I can do in the Southern final in front of a big crowd. It’s amazing to think that I am just one step away from the national final now, so a good performance on the night is a must.
“For me, being a bartender is more than just a job so it is great to have the opportunity to show off my skills and compare them to the best in the business. I would love to get the opportunity to compete in the World Final – but I’m not going to get ahead of myself and I’m concentrating on making the UK Final for now.”