NC hosts Niagara’s Top Mixologist Competition

Niagara College hospitality and tourism students are looking for the region’s top mixologist.

As part of the College’s annual Spring Open House on March 28 students in Niagara College’s Hospitality and Tourism Management (Graduate Certificate) program will host the Niagara’s Top Mixologist competition. The contest will be judged by local industry professionals and the winning entry will be served to more than 100 guests at the opening reception of Rendez-vous Canada in May 2015. Rendez-vous Canada is the country’s premier international tourism tradeshow which draws more than 1500 international and domestic tourism professionals.

“We are extremely excited to host this mixologist event at Niagara College” said Lauren Charette a Hospitality and Tourism Management student who is the contest’s event coordinator. “This is a great opportunity for Niagara residents to put their drink mixing skills on display while learning from some of the top professionals in the industry. For us as students this competition is a unique way to gain hands-on experience while developing important contacts in industry.”

The winner of this competition will be awarded the title of Niagara’s Top Mixologist 2015 and will be invited to attend the opening reception of Rendez-vous Canada at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls in May where the winning creation will be served to hundreds. The competition is open to all ages. Entrants must be a resident of Niagara or enrolled at a post-secondary institution in the Niagara region.

For more information about Niagara’s Top Mixologist 2015 please visit

Competitors may pre-register for this event at

Niagara College’s Spring Open House takes place at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses on Saturday March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event is an opportunity to explore Niagara College’s academic programs through interactive displays program information sessions and campus tours. No registration is required and free parking is available along with shuttle bus service between campuses. Learn more at

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit


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