Hosted by Heineken Malaysia Star Academy, the Heineken star serve National Finals 2017 is back this year taking place at the Veranda Bar and Lounge. Now in its fourth year, the Heineken star serve is a global quality program that ensures Heineken draught beer is a perfect pour served at its absolute best. Open to all Outlets Nationwide, star academics saw 600 entries and the final eight was shortlisted after rigorous theoretical and practical assessments. The 8 bartenders representating their outlet from Melaka (Chan Mei Yee from Todds), Kota Kinabalu (Daimler Kenn Cagas from the Beer Factory), Ipoh (Jack Loh of the Roof), Penang (Megazar Reynald Gerald E. Santiago of the Beer Factory), Kuching (Richard Jugle of the Sarawak Club), Johor Bahru (Troy Michael Da Silva of Naughty Nuri), and two from Klang Valley (Kershab Roka of the Social in Desa Park City and Ong Poh Wee from the Beer Factory Sunway) respectively has all gathered at the event to earn their recognition to pour the best glass of Heineken beer.
On top of the five-step ritual involving the rinse, the pour, the skim, the check and the serve- all of which are vital in creating the perfect glass of draught beer, it is alao said that pouring beer is an art-it is not just about precision and accuracy of the perfect serve. Various personality, charisma and quality of these professionals will be tested on as well. And true enough, we have seen the very cheerful and passionate side of all the bartenders as the showdown took place. It was down to the Borneo boys and Daimler Kenn Cagas from the Beer Factory, Kota Kinabalu reigned as champion for the night. Congratulations.
Pc: Joan Goh
Watch the snippets of stories from the night and cheers to every ocassions in life.
Formerly known as GABPS Academy, Star Academy aims to educate and facilitate trade for partners to continuously provide the perfect drinking experience to their customers, by providing intensive training on product and service quality to outlet owners, all the way to front line staffs. Most importantly, how a beer is served can make or break that experience, directly impacting and outlet’s bottom line. Star Academy serves as a quality training platform for Heineken Malaysia’s winning portfolio of inspirational brands and is proud to feature Heineken star serve as its Flagship program. Cheers to that and I look forward to the next showdown.
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