Archipelago International, one of Indonesia’s
largest hotel operators, will hold its annual cooking and bar
mixing competition and job fair in Bali this weekend.
The 4th Archipelago Culinary Fest 2014 & Job
Fair will take place tomorrow (Saturday, 18 October 2014) at the
recently opened Aston Ungasan Hotel & Convention Center.
The event will bring together the best chefs,
bartenders and barista from Archipelago’s Bali hotel
collection of 16 hotels and villas, while a mass recruiting effort in
form of a job fair will also be held on the same day from 10.00 AM
to 12.00 PM inviting Bali’s brightest to join Archipelago’s
growing Indonesian hotel network of more than 100 hotels.
During this year’s cooking competition, emphasis will be set on the popular style of Asian – Western fusion cooking as
participating chefs will be given the challenge to present a two-course meal consisting of a seafood based appetizer and a meat
dish as the main course.
The event will also feature a Barista competition
which will follow the same rules as used for
the famous World Barista Championships.
The Bartender competition
will be divided into two parts focusing on creative
cocktails as well as non-alcoholic mock-tails.
New to this
year’s event will be the a fun filled Sambal competition (Chili
competition), in which members of the audience will be asked to
select Bali’s the best tasting Sambal and a Canape & Light Food
exhibition and food tasting.
“We are very fortunate to be
able to hold this event again, which is now already in its fourth
year. It is meant to showcase the talent of our local chefs and
boost their motivation while at the same time intends to raise the
profile of Bali’s Food & Beverage Industry in general,” said
Winston Hanes, Archipelago’s Bali based Regional General Manager.
“Bali is well known for its many high profile fine dining
freestanding restaurants but we as a hotel group want to
demonstrate that not only luxury establishments but also
mid-market and economy hotels can and should focus more on the
quality of their restaurant offerings and the training and
encouragement of our local, Balinese, talent.”
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