HCM CITY Nguyen Tat Hung Ly of Caravelle Hotel and Vo Tuyet Thuy Trang of Continental Hotel won first place in the flair category for men and women at the Saigontourist Bartender Cup in HCM City yesterday.
At the contest held at Rex Hotel, the two impressed the jury and audience with their skills at juggling and flipping bottles and shakers.
Trang also won the first prize in the drink-mixing contest.
Dang Quoc Tuan from Tuan Khoa Distribution Joint-Stock Co and Ho Hoang Huy from Caravelle won the second and third prizes, respectively, in flair bartending for men, while Tran Ngoc Tran of Bar and Lost Restaurant and Tran Thi Mai Nga of Kim Do Hotel took the next two places among women.
The runners-up in the drink-mixing contest were Ho Tuan Minh of the HCM City Tourism Training School who also won the prize for best bartender costume and Tran Thi Bich Thuy of Rex.
Tran Thanh Vu of Rex and Dang Thanh Hung of Binh Quoi Tourism Area, respectively, won the second and third prizes for bartender costume.
The event, organised by Saigontourist Holding Co, the Sai Gon Bartender&Sommelier Club, and Sai Gon Times Foundation, attracted 93 competitors from hotel and restaurants around the country.
It was begun in 1999 for employees from Saigontourist s hotels and restaurants. In 2004 it was expanded to include outsiders. VNS