SE Asian regional competition challenges mixology talents of Marriott’s most outstanding bartenders
November 26th, 2019
The second edition of the Marriott International Liquid Masters 2019 bartending competition took place from 19 – 21 November 2019 at the stylish ABar of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. A total of 19 expert mixologists from 9 Marriott International brands across 10 cities in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Le Méridien, Westin, Renaissance Hotels and Tribute Portfolio – went head-to-head in a 3-day regional showdown with an adrenaline-fueled display of skills, talent and showmanship.
Each day featured a series of workshops, challenges and team building activities, facilitated by some of the industry’s leading professionals. Aimed to develop and educate the bartenders as they revisit the key skills of their craft, each day, the bartenders worked in teams to win points for engagement, teamwork, knowledge, enthusiasm, and other criteria.
At the final showdown, two winners emerged –
- Giri Asta from The St. Regis Bali, with the most points accumulated at the end of the three days, won the title of “Marriott International Liquid Masters Champion 2019”. Judges recognised his enthusiastic engagement, teamwork, profound knowledge, and signature tropical-inspired creations.
- Namfon Jarensawang, representing Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park with her “Glow Gold” cocktail won the “Best Cocktail” award. Her signature cocktail showcased a spirit-forward style – complemented with traditional Thai culinary ingredients including dried jackfruit and aromatic pandanus leaves.
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