Winners of Queensland’s 2013 Redmako Latte Artist of the Year Announced

Redmako is proud to announce the winners of the Redmako Latte Artist of the Year competition, which aimed to encourage, recognise and invest into Queensland’s up and coming hospitality talent.

The competition ran over four weeks, from 15 July to 9 August, and saw local youth making their very own creative lattes.

The winners were:

  • Melissa Zulch, Gloria Jean’s Garden City
  • Phillip Tan, Home Store + Cafe
  • Cassidy Oxley
  • Bella Wellsmore, Coffee on the Way Ferny Hills
  • Dee Lean, Bowerbird Café Wavell Heights
  • Breanna Sumner, Michel’s Patisserie Capalaba Central
  • James Vaughan-Pow, Funk Coffee and Food
  • Zoe Rendall, Gloria Jean’s Sunnybank
  • Karah Baxter, Toast at Oasis Broadbeach
  • Vanessa Nguyen, Gloria Jean’s Kiosk Upper Mt Gravatt

Redmako Director Anthony Rice said he was impressed by the amount of talent, creativity and enthusiasm displayed by Queensland’s young hospitality workers.

“Many of these young people are not even trained as baristas, and they’ve been able to make a latte that any coffee shop would be proud of,” Mr Rice said.

“I’m so encouraged to know the calibre of up and coming hospitality professionals that will be taking the local industry forward,” he said.

“Of course, some of the winners do have more experience, and I hope they’ve been able to inspire others through the competition.”

“The latte artist competition was a great success and we’re excited to start looking towards our next ideas to encourage and recognise our amazing trainees and local talent.”

Many competition entrants and winners were Redmako trainees or graduates. As part of Redmako’s Certificate III in Hospitality, trainees will often spend one or two units learning about coffee making.

To find out more about Redmako traineeships, click here