Inspiring Culinary Competition

Inspiring Culinary Competition

10 June 2013

Archipelago Culinary Fest 2013

Bali, June 10th, 2013The "Archipelago Culinary Fest 2013" is a regional annual cooking and bar mixing competition held by Archipelago International, one of Indonesia’s largest hotel operators, bringing together the best chefs, bartenders and baristas from Archipelago’s eclectic Bali hotel collection of 14 properties.

During this year’s competition, emphasis will be set on the ever more popular style of Asian – Western fusion cooking as participating chefs will be given the challenge to present a 3 course meal consistent of a bean curd based appetizer, a duck dish as a main course and a sweet purple potato based dessert. While ingredients and time are predetermined, competitors will be encouraged to let their creativity run free. The event that will be held on Saturday, 15 June 2013 at favehotel Bypass Kuta-Bali also has Barista competition which will be following the same ordinances and rules as used for the famous World Barista Championships while the bartender competition will be divided into two parts focusing on creative cocktails as well as non-alcoholic mocktails.

"This event, which is now already in its third year, is meant to showcase the talent of our local chefs and foster 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" he added.

About Archipelago International

Archipelago International (formerly known as Aston International) is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 60 hotels and 12.000 rooms and a development pipeline exceeding 90 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archipelago managed Hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela ranging from ultra-luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia’s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.


For further information and images please contact:
Regional Public Relations Manager
Archipelago International
Managing - Aston, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotel, NEO and Kamuela

Bali Office, Jl. Dewi Sri No. 18W, Kuta 80361 Bali - Indonesia
T. 62-361 - 846 8684           
F. 62-361 - 2949 2248       
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