2020 Competitions Event - Cancelled

In light of the current situation surrounding Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the TUCO Competitions for 2020.

We appreciate this news will be a disappointment to many – not least the competitors who have worked so hard in preparation for the event – however, our priority is ensuring TUCO members, staff and partners continue to stay safe and well during this pandemic. All delegates and competitors have been informed directly.

If you are a competitor we have emailed you to confirm that if you wish to compete in the 2021 Competitions we will automatically be in touch and upgrade you to guaranteed competitor status so you won't need to re-apply.

We look forward to seeing you for a great Competitions event in 2021.





Proudly sponsored by:

Carlsberg LWC




This year’s Mixology Competition sees competitors work against the clock with rounds designed to test key skills, creativity and service standards.

Competitors will:

  • Produce two serves of a signature cocktail (5 minutes)
  • Produce two serves from a pre-published list of eight classic cocktails (Moscow Mule, Tom Collins, Long Island Iced Tea etc) from the judges choice on the day

The famous speed trial, with competitors making as many Gin & Tonic serves in one minute returns for 2020 also!

This year all equipment, ingredients and glassware are supplied, so competitors will not need to bring their own.

The competition is open to all levels and is an opportunity to demonstrate skills and talent.

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.


We are delighted to confirm this year's finalists:

  • Peter Cairns - Edge Hill University
  • Brett Barrs - Loughborough University
  • Gareth Shaw - Queens University Belfast
  • Rhys Jones - Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Johnathan Stevens - University of Cambridge
  • Adam Johnston - University of Chester
  • Toni Dunn - University of Chester
  • Verity Froggett - University of Kent
  • Kayleigh Nichol - University of Nottingham
  • Joshua Mirams - University of Reading

If you have any queries or questions before or after you have entered, feel free to email us on [email protected] or call the event team on 0344 571 8208.