The CBR AWARDS Is Back With The Birth Of Nigeria’s 1st Ever Bartender & Chef Competition.

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After the success of CBR Awards 2012 that showed appreciation to the players in the nightlife & hospitality industry that exceed expectations of service, atmosphere, food & drink quality, presentation, customer service, and overall customer experience; the CBR (Nightlife and Hospitality) Awards is back and the 2013 edition is bigger, more interesting, more entertaining, more in-depth, and just a whole lot better.

In 2012, the establishments that stood out above the rest were awarded. Eighteen trophies were handed to those who have demonstrated a remarkable level of achievement in their category. “This year, we are happy to announce Nigeria’s first ever Bartender Competition (CBR Bartender Competition) and the second edition of the CBR Chef Competition. These events are build-ups leading to the CBR Awards 2013 says Ola Alabi the Creative Director.

CBR Bartender Competition 2013

The CBR Bartender Competition will take place on the 26th of July 2013. The themed event, with strategic judging criteria will include international judges and partners from the L.F.C (London Flair Club) and Roadhouse World Flair UK. The executives and members from this association will be flown to Nigeria to judge the CBR Bartender Competition 2013. Last year, the CBR Awards team visited all major bars and clubs to judge the bartenders and awarded the best, based on skills and creativity. This year launches an annual sub-event that will promote and reward the Mixolgy industry in Nigeria, locally and abroad. The event will also feature musical entertainment and hosted by a celebrity.

The winner will be awarded the Best Bartender on the award night and will be flown to London, to compete at the Roadhouse World Flair competition. This will give the bartenders in Nigeria the opportunity to grow, gain exposure and to compete amongst the best in the world. Runner-ups will also win prizes.


CBR Chef Competition and Hospitality Expo 2013

The second edition of the CBR Chef Competition will hold in September 2013. The two (2) days free-event will feature chefs from establishments in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. The CBR Chef Competition is an event to promote, appreciate and reward the culinary industry in Nigeria for their skills and creativity, nationally and internationally. This year’s event launches the chef competition as a CBR Awards sub-event and an independent event. The event will feature exhibitions from the food industry, graced by musical entertainment and celebrity appearance.

The CBR Chef Competition is now bigger and more in-depth. The competition will hold in partnership with the, The Craft Guild of Chefs, World Association of Chefs Society (WACS) and World Master Chef Society (WMCS). The executives and members from this association will be flown to Nigeria to judge the CBR Chef Competition 2013 and vet the CBR Nightlife and Hospitality Awards 2013. The Best Chef will win a grand prize and runner-ups will also win prizes.


The CBR Nightlife and Hospitality Awards 2013

The CBR Nightlife and Hospitality Awards 2013 will host the players in the industry at a two (2) separate event in one night. An industry networking reception and a banquet/dinner award ceremony. A strictly private affair limited only to patrons of the clubs, bars, restaurants and hotel industry, their friends, related businesses and carefully selected members of the press & media. All will gather together for a night of cocktail/champagne reception, dinner and mind blowing entertainment.

The CBR Awards 2013 will cover Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. This expansion will give wider benefits to partners, nominees, sponsors, the general public and all participants. The public opinion vote is now open. Establishments and members of the public can now visit the CBR Awards website to nominate their favourite establishment and personnel in the clubs, bars, restaurants and hotel industry.

The event proudly celebrates the establishments in the Nightlife and hospitality industry, along with the people that makes the industry what it is. CBR Nightlife and Hospitality Awards 2013 will show appreciation and reward them and their associates for their impact, hard work, investment, creativity and commitment to the nightlife and hospitality industry.

Nominate and Participate now at, follow us @cbrawards.

The Club Bar and Restaurant Awards gathers prestige and importance and will remain a night of legendary celebration and industry glamour.



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