(CPV) - Pham Tien Tiep, a bartender from Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, won the best bartender of Vietnam 2012 after the final round of Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 was held in Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel and Spa on June 12-14.

As the winner of the competition, Tiep is honoured to be the first Vietnamese representative to attend the Global Final of “Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS 2012”, which will be organized in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) July 8 – 12, with the enrollment of over 50 of the world’s best bartenders.


Bartender Pham Tien Tiep - Source: TTO 

“Gaining a victory at the competition in Nha Trang means that I will have chance to compete with over 50 of the best bartenders in the world. With the honour and opportunity Diageo Vietnam gives me, I will continue to improve my bartending skill and bring the most special “world class” cocktails to guests of the Metropole Hanoi. It is an honour to represent them,” he shared.

“Vietnamese competitors showed very well. Especially, given that each cocktail they create has their specific feature. I believe the cocktails Tiep makes will be new cocktails that can be representitive of drinking and bartending trend this year,” said Mr. Alex Whang, Brand Ambassador at Diageo.

Tiep showed his deep understanding about food and drink which he combined to create a harmonious and breakthrough cocktail. He surprised the board of examiners who admired his creation talent and enthusiasm, expressed throughout the competition. Tiep clearly displayed the skills and endeavor to achieve his world class status.

“Diageo Reserve World Class Vietnam ends successfully after its first appearance in Vietnam. We hope that this will be a motivation for other talented bartenders who didn’t joined the competition this year. They are all encouraged to participate in next year’s competition which will contribute to raising their skills and better meet the demands of customers and more importantly contribute to raising the standards of Vietnam’s restaurants, hotels and tourism industry. One day, Vietnam will be chosen as the destination for Diageo Reserve Word Class,” said Stephane Gripon, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam./.