Heineken® Crowns Edilon C. Cauilan As National Star Bartender
The Heineken® Global Bartender Final is an annual bartending competition that unite all the top performing bartender across the world to compete in the home of Heineken® - Amsterdam. Before representing our country to perform in the home of Heineken®, these bartender will have to compete each other by showing their best in delivering perfect serves of Heineken® beer.
In front of pack audience, Edilon C. Cauilan from The Beer Factory, Raja Uda defeated 7 others finalist, showing his greatest and wonderful draught beer pouring skills at Blackbox, Publika. Heineken® Star Serve is a program under HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Star Academy, aimed at training bartenders to deliver perfect serve of Heineken® every time.
HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Star Academy aims to provide a better drinking experience to fans of HEINEKEN Malaysia’s brews all across the nation. This training provides knowledge and helps bartenders hone the art of perfect serve, delivering world-class beers and ciders at a world-class standard.
Andrew Woon, Sales Director of HEINEKEN® Malaysia says, “The perfect Heineken® serve is an art in itself and HEINEKEN® Malaysia Star Academy takes great pride in ensuring that our consumers get the full Heineken® quality and experience, from brewing to consumption, Through this training program, we can ensure that fans of Heineken® beer will receive the same high quality serve at world-class standard, no matter where they are.”
Performing 5-steps pouring ritual, these finalist rinsed, poured, skimmed, checked and served to delivering the perfect serve of Heineken®. However, this is not enough to guarantee the top spot. Personality and charisma form the Star Factor that plays an important role to help them stand out from the crowd.
The Heineken® Star Serve 2018 winner will join 2017 winner Daimler Kenn Cagas, in a face off during the pre-finals in Amsterdam. The winner will then represent Malaysia at the Heineken Global Bartender 2018 finals the next day, they hope to emulate the success of Sabahna, Eddy Jay Jaimin, who was crowned the Heineken® Global Bartender of the year 2016.
Edilon C. Cauilan, Heineken® Star Serve 2018 says, “it’s been great to be part of Heineken® Star Serve, and winning is a dream come true. I’m looking forward to the next challenge and hopefully the chance to represent Malaysia in the Heineken® Global Bartender Final!!”
The eight finalists who represented their cities are as follows:
Chris Arandela, The Beer Factory Express, Sunway Geo, representing Kuala Lumpur region
Edilon C. Cauilan from The Beer Factory, Raja Uda, representing Penang region
Vickson Leong from Speakeasy Bar and Kitchen representing Ipoh region
Chan Mei Yee from Midnight, Austin, representing Johor Bahru region
Ong Poh Wee from The Beer Factory, Malacca, representing Malacca region
Christopher Dela Cruz Malgapo from The Beer Factory, Sunway Giza, representing Petaling Jaya region
Richard Jugie from Sarawak Club representing Kuching region
Jeffrey Maniego Liban from The Shamrock Irish Bar, representing Kota Kinabalu region
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