Media release, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 10th October 2014: This year Baristas, Cocktail Makers, Waiters and Waitresses will again compete in the Service Professional of the Year 2014, generously supported by long standing local company Vila Distribution. As part of the week long Origin Culinary Arts & Hospitality Show the competitors will have the chance to win fantastic prizes such as a Juice Blender, Coffee Filter and Grinder, but the overall winner will take home a 4 gas burner oven valued at almost VT30,000. Vila Distribution is the main sponsor of the Service Professional of the Year for the second year running. “The company is a good fit for this category and we are thrilled to be supporting the Baristas in the Vittoria coffee making, the Bartenders in the cocktail making and the Waiters in the Service Professional Dinner” said Claire Foots, General Manager, Vila Distribution, who donated all the prizes and goodies for each of the categories.
The Service Professional of the Year is a multi-disciplined competition and requires the competitor to participate in three different events. They must prepare three different types of coffees in the Barista Championship, they must design and prepare a Mai Tai cocktail and a cocktail of their own choice and they provide a Wait Service during the Service Professional Dinner which is judged by industry experts.
“Last year the Service Professional of the Year was held for the first time and it was a great event for the competitors and the people who participated in the dinner. There was a lot of focus from the competitors with the winner being announced at the Salon Culinare Gala Dinner. Vila Distribution is thrilled to be able to support the Salon Culinare and we are looking forward to a fantastic week of great food, coffee and cocktail experiences” said Claire Foots.
Vila Distribution is a wholesale company specializing in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and includes Vila Distribution Hardware and Vila Bottle Shop downtown, a major supplier of goods to the Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants.
VCFHAssociation Salon Culinaire Organizing committee
1. A competitor from 2013 Cocktail Maker competition.
2. Gas Burner Image - The SPOY overall prize. A four burner gas cooker valued at almost VT30,000