Conrad Bali’s Starculinary in Hilton Worldwide’s F&B Masters

     CONRAD Bali’s star performers in food and beveragepreparation will have the chance to compete against the best in the world as part of the Hilton Worldwide’s F&B Masters 2015/2016 competition – aimed at recognizing and celebrating outstanding talent in the culinary arts.

     Team members from Conrad Bali will be honing their skills in making the perfect coffee, pastry, cocktail, wine selection or dish creation in preparation for the F&B Masters, aninternal competition for Hilton Worldwide team members. The competition invites team members from Hilton Worldwide hotels across Asia Pacific to compete in five categories: culinary, bar, barista, sommelier and pastry.

     The F&B Masters is a multi-faceted competition that provides an opportunity for Hilton Worldwide to showcase and reward talent, and for staff to develop skills, creativity and gain real-world experience. The competition was successfully held in Southeast Asia in 2014 and, with growing momentum and interest, it has been extended to the Asia Pacific regionthis year.

     “Conrad Bali is known for its world-class dining. The F&B Masters focuses on quality and innovation in our food and beverage offerings which translates to better dining experiences for all our guests”said the resort’s general manager, Frederic Lebegue.

     Among the creative talents representing Conrad Bali are Mangkudiasa in the barista category, creator of the signature “Coffeeto” coffee; and bar-tender Arik Yuliana, who created the spectacular “Fish Bowl” cocktail. Also going to the national finals will be: Arta Wijaya,in the sommelier category; Artiyasa from Rin Japanese Restaurant in the culinary category; and Suyanata in the pastry category.

     Three rounds of finals will be staged – at the hotel, country and regional level. The competition kicked off in July 2015 and will culminate in a regional final in February 2016. Following the hotel-level round, the five successful competitors from Conrad Bali will compete at the national level, against representatives from the other Hilton Worldwide properties in Indonesia. If successful,they will then move on to the regional championships,which showcasethe best food and beverage talents from properties in Asia Pacific.

       “The F&B Masters is about people development. It gives our team members an opportunity to develop their skills and creativity in a variety of food and beverage disciplines that they are passionate about. It is about recognizing outstanding talent in our team members and highlighting their skills, passion and creativity. Conrad Bali is synonymous with high standards of food and beverage and this competition confirms that,” said Frederic Lebegue. * BTNewspaper/marcomm/e

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