Iconic Ascot Racecourse Set to Host the 2024 Young Mixologist England Competition on St. George’s Day- Apply Now


Young Mixologist England organised by WorldYY and elevated by NEFT Vodka, is set to take centre stage alongside the esteemed Young Chef Young Waiter England competition, bringing together the nation’s most talented mixologists for a spirited showcase of creativity and skill. The competition will be held at the iconic Ascot Racecourse on none other than St. George’s Day, April 23rd.

YM England welcomes young hospitality professionals who are 28 years old or under from any background, to showcase their talents. This competition provides an incredible opportunity for emerging talents to showcase their skills on a global platform. Applications for the 2024 YM England competition are now officially open, inviting aspiring mixologist from across the country to showcase their talent and dedication to the craft. 

How to Apply:

  • Entry is free for young professional Mixologists who are 28 years old or under from any background.
  • Applicants entering WordYY must be available to take part in the world final competition scheduled for early November 2024.
  • To apply and learn more, visit https://youngchefyoungwaiter.com/enter/
  • The deadline for submissions is March 23rd 2024. 

The competition will feature a diverse series of challenges designed to test finalist creativity, knowledge, and ability to craft exceptional cocktails that will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges comprising industry experts including Anna Sebastian, Founder of Anna Sebastian Hospitality & Celebrate Her.

Last year’s winners of the YCYW England competition set the bar high, showcasing exceptional talent and determination. Congratulations Mixologist Niamh Preedy from Northcote Hotel for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the culinary landscape. Not only did she win YM England, but she also advanced to the world finals in Monaco, proudly representing England on the global stage. 

Young Mixologist England promises to be a highlight of the 2024 calendar, offering finalists the opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain valuable exposure, and elevate their careers on a national platform. The competition will also serve as a source of inspiration and education for mixologists. 

Young Mixologist organised by WorldYY and elevated by NEFT Vodka mission is to recognise, celebrate and support young talents in the hospitality industry to motivate and inspire them to build successful careers. WorldYY promotes hospitality as a career of choice, a profession, and a vocation. We ensure we provide young chefs, waiters and mixologists with the right tools, resources, and opportunities to also nurture the growth of the next generation of hospitality. 

Young Chef Young Waiter was established in 1979 and only operated in England for 42 years. Over the past years, the competition has expanded around the world and is now in its 45th year. In 2024, World Young Chef Young Waiter, and Young Mixologist elevated by NEFT Vodka will expand to 15 countries around the world. As we continue to grow, these competitions will offer even greater opportunities for young talents in the culinary and hospitality industries, fostering international collaboration and providing an enriching platform for skill development and professional advancement.

We are grateful for the generous support of our esteemed sponsors and partners, including NEFT Vodka, Great Campaign, Champagne PIAFF, Culinary Institute of America, Ascot and The Caterer

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