This competition is open to all working within the café sector – from independents, chains, in-store and foodservice.

Contestants are asked to create a speciality hot, or cold, drink, using the nominated DaVinci Gourmet syrups and pair it with a cake product of their choice to complement their creation.

Those shortlisted are:

Kalyani Gavakar, Compass Group - Warm Vanilla & Mango-Ginger Masala Milk

Ashley Harley, Mimi's Bakehouse - Raspberry White Hot Chocolate

Dawn Roe, Saints and Sinners - Caramel Root Beer Soda Float

Robert Lawton, Greencore - Smoked Coffee Old Fashioned

Kalyani Gavakar, Compass Group - Mint & Pistachio Lassi

Ashley Harley, Mimi's Bakehouse - Super Fruit Iced Tea

Dawn Roe, Saints and Sinners - Raspberry & Mint Italian Soda