Plantation Rum Cup looking for one well-oiled machine dream team

June 3, 2022
By Ioni Doherty

The Plantation Rum Cup is the bar team competition of 2022 and open to everyone in the hospitality industry – from bartenders to the chefs, bar backs and hosts – any Bar Team excelling in creating memorable experiences.

The thinking behind this, say organisers, is that the guest experience in a bar goes way beyond the cocktails. From welcoming the guests by hosts, to the service offered by waitstaff, food cooked by the kitchen team; a team effort that contributes to making a great bar.

So, Plantation Rum is giving everyone involved the chance to win a trip to Sydney to compete in the Plantation Rum Cup grand final. The final teams will travel to Sydney en masse and the winning team will walk away with the Plantation Rum Cup trophy and a trip to Barbados to visit the West Indies Rum Distillery.

To enter the Plantation Rum Cup, each venue must have two or three team members, comprising at least one bartender and one team member from another area of the venue. Together, this team features a Plantation Rum cocktail in their venue, registers their participation online, and promotes the drink for at least five weeks. Registration is now open and entries close 30 June.

Teams will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Cocktail taste and appearance
  • Cocktails sold since date of registration
  • Visibility in venue
  • Visibility and promotion on social media
  • Presentation to local judges during the activation period

One team from each territory from Australia & New Zealand (as per the Terms & Conditions) will be chosen as finalists and head to Sydney to compete for the world’s first Plantation Rum Cup.


Entries are now open until 30 June – Registration closes (last day to register and submit your Plantation Signature menu)


1 July to 8 August – Serve your Plantation Rum Cocktail in venue

12 August – Finalists announced

  • September – Finalists travel to Sydney
  • September – Grand Final
  • September – Finalists travel home

Early 2023 – Barbados trip

Please visit The Plantation Rum Cup website for full Terms & Conditions and registration details. For more information, contact your local Proof & Company representative or Plantation Rum supplier.

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