Giffard West Cup is one of the foremost international bartending competitions. Founded in 1997, the competition first took place on the west coast of France (hence the name), but it quickly grew in popularity, and now encompasses 17 countries and counting.
Bruno and Edith Giffard with Giffard West Cup 2017 champion David Hans
Giffard West Cup focuses on the 'Art of Mixing' at its heart. Held biennially, the competition commences with regional stages followed by national finals where the national winning bartender is crowned. The winner is then invited to compete at the global final in Giffard's home town of Angers, France to represent their country.