Cassandra Anderton – founder of Good Life Vancouver blog
Where are you from?
Born in New Zealand, Live in Vancouver
Where do you currently work?
Marketing Consultant/Freelance Writer
How long have you been in the culinary industry?
If you could work with any other Chef in the world for one night who would it be?
If you could visit any restaurant in the world where would it be?
Central Restaurante, Lima, Peru
Who is your mentor, if you have one?
I don’t and desperately need! Please, someone help me.
Why do you feel MADE WITH LOVE, as a cocktail competition, is important for the Industry in Vancouver?
It brings top bar talent together where they can compete and learn from one another.
What is the skill you look for in a competitor when you are judging?
Flavour balance and presentation.
What is the most impressive thing you have ever seen a bartender do?
Was very impressed with the Inception Negroni at Prohibition – A frozen ice sphere of Negroni in a Negroni!
What’s the most frequent error competitors do in a competition?
Getting too complicated
What’s the biggest challenge a judge has?
With top talent, it will be a close call.
What is the most precious advice you could give to a competitor?
Stick to what you know. Not a time to take chances.