This year’s finalists for the Diageo World Class Kenya Bartender of the year have been announced. They are 6 mixologists from different Kenyan hotel bars. The winner of the competition will represent Kenya in the international competition in Glasgow, Scotland.
“WORLD CLASS is on a mission to improve the cocktail culture by training up bartenders and enabling them to hone their craft. The skills they learn through the World Class training programme make them more competitive, resulting in higher incomes and provide a higher quality experience for the customer. A higher number of trained bartenders will enable the hospitality industry to diversify and create more signature drinks with each hotel looking to make its own mark on the industry.” said Diageo East Africa Senior Brand Ambassador Douglas Duncanson.
The hotels represented by the mixologists are Radisson Blu, The Collective, Dusit D2, De Javu and Park Inn by Radisson. In a recent event, Diageo had organized for top Kenyan mixologists, Evans Otieno and Joshua Wesonga, to battle it out at the Villa Rosa Kempinski. Evans was crowned best mixologist and got his cocktail menu featured on the Kempinski Balcony Bar.
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