Annual Battle of Baristas Celebrates Our Associates

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Goose Pride

Annual Battle of Baristas Celebrates Our Associates

December 7, 2017

Goose Pride drives everything we do… and everything we brew… at Wawa! Each day in our stores, our associates brew and blend delicious specialty beverages for our customers—from smoothies to frozen cappuccinos to coffees and more! But once a year, our talented baristas take center stage at Wawa and face off in a competition to craft the most creative, delicious new specialty beverage yet! Our annual Specialty Beverage Barista Challenge gives Wawa the chance to celebrate and showcase the talent and creativity of our associates in a number of team-based and individual contests. At stake is the opportunity to have their recipes featured on the Wawa in-store menu and to earn other prizes and recognition!

This year we have a winning combination of wonderful beverages, but more importantly we’re able to recognize associates who know their customers best and deliver the kind of service that makes the Wawa experience so special. Congratulations to all of the finalists, and thank you to all of our associates for sharing creativity and great recipes, which could end up in a store in 2018!

Individual Competition Winner
Amanda Lofadahl - Watermelon Breeze (An inspiration of sweet memories of summer celebrations)
“Team McLaughlin” - Winner
“Hippie Sip” Milkshake   (A “far-out” look infused with Jolly Rancher flavor, whipped cream and soft serve ice cream)
Team Members:  Denise Fedorczyk, #939, Jeffrey Reed, #223, Haley Krashoc, #569, David Mayers, #680, Amanda Lofdahl, #5186

“Team Toner” – Runner Up
“Groovy Smoothie”  (Strawberry, kiwi and cherry – oh my!)
Team Members:  Ryan Nelson, #710, Daniel Wotton,#8329, Diana Stofanak, #297, Nicole Gurt, #148, Chad Chenal, #5181


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