Representing Sonterra Innovative Grill

Best Appetizer & Best Entree

OVERALL Winner for 2018


Representing Axe and the Oak Distillery

Winner of the Effen Vodka Cocktail

Overall Winner of the Craft Cocktail Competition

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Located in Downtown Colorado Springs

28 B S Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, Co 80903

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors & Partners

Republic National Distributing Company

Republic National Distributing Company – They will be sponsoring the Craft Cocktail Competition this year as well as bringing some brands to showcase! We would like to welcome; Breckenridge Bourbon, Effen Blood Orange Vodka, Sazerac & Boulder Spirits. They will also be sponsoring the Colorado Springs Bartenders Guild. (https://www.rndc-usa.com)


Sysco – They are the world’s global food service leader. Their robust international network supports customers in 90 different countries around the world. They will be the sponsor for the Chefs Competition at the event, and all food left over from the competition will be donated to Marian House. (https://www.sysco.com)

Conventions & Visitors Bureau

Conventions & Visitors Bureau (CVB) – They increase awareness of the region and inspire travel by marketing to families, groups and organizations. They want Colorado Springs to be universally recognized as the preeminent destination in the West and to bring more visitors to Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak. (https://www.visitcos.com)

Food Maven

Food Maven – They are an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics company bringing agility and flexibility to the US Food system. They are dedicated to combating hunger and fostering environmental sustainability. Through their work, high quality food is captured and delivered to Local restaurants, institutional kitchens, food pantries and environmentally conscious alternatives – not landfills. (https://www.foodmaven.com)

Front Range Equipment Source

Front Range Equipment – They have everything you need if you want to open up a new restaurant or revamp your current one, and are focused on 100% customer satisfaction and want to increase energy savings. They are also the sponsor for the “Vote for the Best Booth” contest. (https://www.frontrangerestaurant.com)


Culvers – They are a locally owned franchise that specializes in delicious “Butterburgers” and frozen custard. As much as people would like to think that this business is about food, it is really about the people, and their mission today is, “That every guest who chooses Culver’s, leaves happy.” (https://www.culvers.com)


Z-Trip – They are a new smartphone app that lets you book a black car or taxi in seconds. Z-trip is owned and operated by Transdev, the leading provider of passenger ground transportation. They are also helping us promote safe driving for this event and giving the attendees who download the Z-Trip App at the event a code they can use for $10 in ride credits: PPFWB18. (https://www.ztrip.com)

Bristol Brewing

Bristol Brewing – They have over two decades of brewing expertise behind them, they continue to explore and innovate and their spirited attention to detail in the brewhouse, together with a respect for the heritage of the craft and a genuine love of beer make Bristol a purveyor of truly fine ales and lagers. (http://www.bristolbrewing.com)


Pepsi – Delicious. Refreshing. Pepsi. – They are the water and non-alcoholic beverage sponsor for the event, so make sure to check out their booth to get a taste of refreshing Life Water. (https://pepsi.com)

J&S Audio Visual

J&S Audio Visual – They Provide creative communication solutions to companies and associations across North America. They help their clients identify their message, customize it for their audience and promote their brand. With decades of international experience, a full range of the latest technology and a team of skilled technicians, they amaze their clients with what they can deliver while staying on budget. They will be our Audio and Visual sponsor for the day of the event, so make sure to check out the Jumbo-tron! (https://www.jsav.com)

Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems – They serve businesses of all sizes, vested in helping you achieve your goals. Honesty, fairness and transparency are their core values and how you can expect to be treated as their partner. They focus on customer relationships and take pride in serving as your advocate. (https://heartlandpaymentsystems.com)

Third Angle Marketing

Third Angle Marketing – You will be working with an entire team of Communicators, Problem Solvers, Informers, Designers and Developers to help market your business so that you do not have to. Clients choose them because they give an honest, fresh perspective on their marketing strategies. And they don’t stop there, they bridge the gap between print and web marketing, That’s their angle! (https://www.third-angle.com)