Emma Crisp 2018 Winner

The hospitality industry’s rising stars are acknowledged, because in doing so we motivate similarly talented young people who see this industry as a career and not just a holiday job.

Our winner this year is a star on a professional pathway. She is deeply involved in her industry, taking key roles in the Young Bloods Novice Bartending Competition which seeks to introduce new talent into the industry and with LOLLA – the Ladies of Liquor and Larder Australia, a female advocacy group that provides networking, education and support for women in the hospitality industry.

She undertook formal bar and drinks training in Barcelona and has travelled extensively in Europe to further her knowledge and skills.

In Perth she has worked a Bobeche, Dominion League and Tiny’s and this year she was awarded the Australian Bar Awards 2018 Rookie of the Year.

She’s the rookie everyone’s talking about and our rising star for 2018, Emma Crisp.

Q: What was the first thing you cooked and how old were you?
A: Rissoles with my mum when I was about five or six.

Q: What do you fear most?
A: Spiders. Always spiders.

Q: If you could be better at something, what would it be?
A: Balancing health, exercise, work and socialising.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: Polaroid photos from over the years.

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
A: Probably my Mum and Dad.

Q: What is your most marked characteristic?
A: Being constantly hungry.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement in life so far?
A: Changing career paths. It seemed like it would be difficult because I was in a tough place at the time.

Q: Which living person do you most admire?
A: Ivy Mix, female bartender from the USA.

Q: Favourite kitchen gadget?
A: Nothing exciting – a kettle. I love tea and coffee and I always use it to shortcut.

Q: What are the three things that are always in your pantry at home?
A: Tomatoes, butter, bread.

Q: If you were cooking a romantic dinner for you and your partner, what would it be?
A: I wouldn’t do much cooking but I’d do a spread of cheeses, antipasti, cured meats etc.

Q: If you had a personal motto, what would it be?
A: Comparison is the thief of joy.

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