Diageo Crowns Kenya’s Bartender of the Year

Wednesday 19th June 2019, top bartenders in Kenya pushed craft mixology’s boundaries and whipped up their best cocktails at the 6th Diageo Kenya World Class Competition held at EABL Tusker Grounds.

(Left to Right)Angeliqua Rivera, Briane Onyogo, Emmanuel Wambua, Josephine Ng’uono and Redemta Muluka

World Class Competition which is now in its fifth year in Kenya, seeks to up-skill bartenders and mixologists through a rigorous training regimen after which they compete for the right to represent Kenya in the international competition.

The competition which started in May saw 42 of Kenya’s bar-tending elite go through an educational masterclass dubbed ‘the World Class Studios 2019’.

All 42 contestants

After a series of challenges, six talented bartenders were shortlisted to battle it out for the winning title in the World Class Kenya Finals and last night Angeliqua Rivera from Dusit D2 Hotel was crowned the World Class Bartender of the Year 2019.

Angeliqua Rivera, World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

She will represent Kenya in the Glasgow Scotland at the international competition in September 2019.

Angeliqua Rivera crowned World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

The remaining five finalists also won individual challenges.

Josephine Ng’uono from Park Inn by Radisson won the social media challenge.

Josephine Ng’uono receives Social Media Challenge Certificate from Media Personality Anita Nderu

Brian Onyogo won the popular punch challenge.

Briane Onyogo receives popular punch challenge certificate from Nick Mutinda

Angeliqua Rivera, the  from Dusit D2 Hotel and World Class Bartender of the Year 2019 won the smoke integration challenge.

Angeliqua Rivera receives the smoke integration challenge certificate from Binu Kundra

Redempta Muluka who won the techtonic challenge.

Redempta Muluka receives techtonic challenge certificate from Brian Owango

Nicholas Nd’ungu who won the finishing moves challenge.

Nicholas Nd’ungu receives certificate for best finishing moves challenge from Alex Kavite
Douglas Duncanson hosting the event
EABL Sales Director, Andrew Kilonzo
Sparky Nderu, Social Media Personality
Grace Njeri, Capital Lifestyle

 

(Left to right) Sunny Sheikh AKA Dj Sun-Man,  Media Personality Chiko Lawi and Capital FM’s Social Media Head Duncan Ndirangu
Nick Mutinda, Head Of Reserve (Luxury) Portfolio at EABL
Angeliqua Rivera, World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

 

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