Three Bartenders Battle In Cocktail Competition To Raise Funds For Three Local Charities

WHAT:     Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster (“Christner’s”), a steakhouse staple in Central Florida is refreshing its bar program with a menu featuring new cocktails set to unveil at its inaugural Christner’s Craft Wars. All about the bar, on Saturday, January 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., three of Christner’s resident bartenders will go head-to-head in three rounds of craft cocktail making with the winner dueling it out for charity and bragging rights.

For $20, guests will gain access to the event and along with President of the United States Bartenders’ Guild – Orlando chapter, Travis Joiner, will act as judges for evening. All cocktails will be judged based on originality, taste and the uniqueness of its name; the three rounds of cocktail creations include the Christner’s Classic; the bourbon cocktail and the “secret ingredient” mixed cocktail.

Christner’s bartender’s Jeannie Rudnick, Kyle Laufenberg and Stacy Word will be partnered with three local charities –Central Florida Food and Outreach, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and Runway to Hope – and the bartender with the most tips at the end of the three rounds will select the cocktail of his/her choice to be featured as a limited-time-only drink on Christner’s bar menu. Tickets will be given back to all attendees in the way of “tipping tokens.”

All guests are asked to RVSP via e-mail to [email protected].


  • Central Florida Community Food and Outreach Center – To help those in need by providing food, crisis care, opportunities for education and employment, and a hand up to families/individuals/children who are fighting the cycle of poverty –
  • Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute – To improve the lives of people with diabetes, promote a healthy lifestyle, deliver excellence in clinical care and education and conduct research leading to diabetes preventions and a cure –
  • Runway to Hope – To provide direct support and aid to Central Florida children and their families impacted by pediatric cancer. Through partnerships with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Florida Hospital for Children, and Nemour’s Children’s Hospital, Runway to Hope fosters collaborative efforts among corporations, local businesses, and philanthropists to not only raise funds and awareness, but also bring new programs and initiatives to the pediatric cancer community.  –

WHERE:   Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

729 Lee Road | Orlando, FL

WHEN:     Saturday, January 17 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

COST:       $20 per person of which, $10 of which is donated to charity