Cocktail contest searches for outstanding bartenders

The National Cocktail Competition 2012 was launched nationwide on November 4, aimed at discovering talented bartenders and bar managers in the country.

Bui Viet Chinh of the Caravelle Hotel wins "Barcadi Cup Competition 2007"  (File photo: SGGP)

Contestants must be above 20 years of age and with 2 years of  experience in bartending or managing bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts anywhere in the country.

The contest began in Hanoi on November 4, where in several rounds candidates were short-listed. The contest will be held in Da Nang on November 11 and in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15. The final round will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 16.

Vo Tan Si, president of the Saigon Bartender Sommeliers’ Guild Association is presiding as chief judge. The other jury members include, Ngo Van Hoan, Head of Food and Beverage Department of Saigon Tourist Hospitality College; Richard Shin, financial director of Bacardi-Martini Asia Pacific Ltd; Paul Dibbawayan, sale director of Bacardi-Martini Asia Pacific Ltd; and Bong Ha Kim from South Korea, brand ambassador of Bacardi.

The competition is being organized by Bacardi Vietnam LMT and Saigon Bartender Sommeliers’ Guild Association, co sponsored by   Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association.

By Le Thuy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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